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Sintra National Palace

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Address: Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 910 6840
Today
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The National Palace of Sintra, located in the historic town centre, was...

The National Palace of Sintra, located in the historic town centre, was inhabited for nearly eight centuries by the Portuguese monarchy and its court. It was much used, particularly during the Middle Ages, as a hunting retreat and as a refuge from outbreaks of disease in the capital, or as a summer resort, thanks to the town's more agreeable climate.

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We walked from the railway station to Sintra town and you soon spot the unusual twin spires of the National Palace . Great building right in the centre of town and accessed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have limited time in Sintra, this is the recommended place to visit. Built during Muslim control of the Iberian Peninsula, this Moorish Fort fell into the Portuguese Crown after the conquest of Lisbon. The palace was renovated several times between the 13th to 16th centuries and although the silhouette remained the same, the different heights of the building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dive into Portuguese history and get a feeling of the ideas and policies that sent Portuguese ships around the world and led the exploration of the New World...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked from the railway station to Sintra town and you soon spot the unusual twin spires of the National Palace . Great building right in the centre of town and accessed without much of a climb

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is where visiting Sintra's attractions usually begins. it is a must see place, but not really as exciting as Pena and Regaleira. Yu will need a whole day to visit things around Sintra, so start here, be among the first to enter when doors open at 9:30 and you will have enough time for the rest of the fun

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a private taxi to show us lisbon and touristic places. The palace and the village of Sinatra was the highlight of the day. Very charming and nice. The palace very interesting. Go and see the kitchen. Watch out. 8€ entree.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A day out to Sintra is a must if you visit Lisbon. In fact, I would caution that visiting Sintra in summer could be stressful if the number of tourists in January is anything to go by! It is worth planning your day out and not be too ambitious. The tourist information office at Sintra railway station is very helpful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After touring a number of Portuguese castles and palaces, this one was perhaps the best. That being said, after going to ones in other european capitals, (think Versailles), it pales in comparison. However, you have to take the time period it was constructed in consideration when you tour them. This castle in its day was as impressive as most, and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to the Pena palace, castle of the Moors, Quinta de la Regaleira and Montserrat, this is clearly a lower priority to visit and barely worth the entrance fee. We did it to make sure we didn't miss anything, but in hindsight we could have skipped

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most visited palaces and castles in Sintra are Moors castle, Palace of Pena, and this one. If you buy the tickets separately, they cost 26.50 euros, together 24.91 euros. Prepare 3 1/2-5 hours to do the three by taking the hop-on/off tour bus 434, ticket 5 euros. If you are self-guided, the time four hours are quite ample. Somehow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This took me by surprise and maybe people had told us to pass on this palace. Don't listen to them. Wow, the art and rooms are so stunning, with many different types of art. The palace has many rooms with the Moorish style tile art along with interesting history. You don't need a tour, more of a decorated palace that's... More 

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