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National Palace of Sintra Skip-the-Line Ticket
from $11.57*
National Palace of Sintra Skip-the-Line Ticket
from $11.57*
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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...more
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Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an awesome place. I would not drive up the mountain to the Palace, but there is a shuttle to the Palace and would recommend it. The Palace is amazing I would definitely visit it again if I ever have a chance. If you...More

Thank Augusto V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice trip to the National Palace. Far fewer numbers when we got there (after 4.00 pm) and we had the time to browse the interesting exhibitions without feeling hurried or pressed (unlike the Pena Palace). Nice to visit the village of Sintra before or afterwards...More

Thank muz m
Reviewed 4 days ago

This palace isn't a 'must see' compared to the rest of Sintra. It's a rather ordinary palace with lots of empty rooms. The 'gardens' which they say to visit at the end, is nothing more than a small courtyard. This was probably the most disappointing...More

Thank almond6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sintra is excellent and a trip well worth it because of its natural beauty sceanic route with mountains and forest and lovely weather specially in summer time. The trip was a nice day out with family looking and moorish castle at the top of the...More

Thank Saamree
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The line for tickets to go inside the palace was ridiculously long by 10am (1hr+ wait) but what a lot of people didn’t seem to realise is that you can walk around the majority of the palace without a ticket. We walked around most of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Not the most beautiful castle in Sintra(this is Pena castle,in my oppinion) but the easiest to reach,as long as it is placed in the center of the little town.There are a few really impressing halls!I think you won't regret a visit here!Not very crowded.

Thank zuv
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have been to other palaces in Europe, you will realise this is overpriced. I suggest you simply take a picture from the exterior visit Regaleira or Pena and save energy and money..

Thank Johnmir13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Less than an hour's drive from Lisbon, take a day trip and walk around the cobbled stone road and alleyways in Sintra proper. Come and visit there early and enjoy a quiet breakfast without the hustle and bustle of the tourist bus and commuters. It...More

Thank wandertrotter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went around 10:00 on a Friday and did not experience big crowds. Lots of history, most explained in English as well as Portuguese. We followed the route and learnt a lot about Portuguese Royalty as well as the palace itself. And (spoiler alert!) the...More

Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here by the Red small bus that tours Sintra. It is an odd conglomerate of structures built over 800 years. It was started by the Moors and over the next 8 centuries restored & added on to by the Portuguese royalty. The two...More

Thank Tom Z
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August 4, 2018|
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Response from carolineystewart | Reviewed this property |
I would also recommend just trying again. There was not a huge line there when I went anyway, so I think if all else fails it's okay to buy the tickets there.
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Purnima B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, it is not bad but definitively go early morning to enjoy... from the main station take those hop in hop off bus and when you reach the castle ... you can take the stroller ... the road is good and just little walk... More
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Dianne R | Reviewed this property |
We visited this place in the afternoon, just walked up to the ticket desk and bought tickets. No queue there or anywhere. Very pleasant experience.