Parque de Monserrate

Parque de Monserrate, Sintra: Hours, Address, Parque de Monserrate Reviews: 4.5/5

Parque de Monserrate
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic4,439 contributions
For fans of flowers and plants
Jul 2021
Sintra area has few castles to offer. As each of them is different, each person finds his favorite castle. This one offers a beautiful garden full of flowers and plants form all around the world. I was taking pictures and sending them to my friend that just loves plants. If you are a person for that, this is a place to go!
Written September 7, 2021
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Lorien_on_Tour
Abingdon, UK12 contributions
Palace with a difference
Sep 2020
We walked from Sintra town up to Parque de Montserrate passing through the lovely narrow roads, about 1 hour or so. This palace and gardens is not so popular as the other palaces around Sintra but very well worth the visit. Marvellous grounds and an unusual palace full of history.
Written October 28, 2020
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Ana
7 contributions
Top location in Sintra!
Jan 2020
You can't miss this place!
The gardens are full of history with plants and trees from all over the globe.
Magical to say the least! The Palace is magnificent and you won't feel this location as crowded as other monuments in Sintra.
A true special place!
Written March 8, 2020
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KJBP2017
Porto, Portugal61 contributions
Extraordinary must see attraction
Feb 2020
Probably the most iconic private house built by the British in Portuguese soil. Extraordinary architecture and very extensive and diverse gardens.
Written February 25, 2020
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Marian B
Liverpool, UK260 contributions
Lovely
Feb 2020
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this is well worth a visit. there is a lot of walking but it is well worth a visit.
Written February 23, 2020
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LP528
Manitoba, Canada153 contributions
Beautiful gardens and interesting history inside the palace. Worth a visit!
Jan 2020
We were shocked by how beautiful the grounds were, even in January. They're beautifully maintained, and well worth an hour or two of wandering.

The palace has been wonderfully restored; you have to see the 'before' pictures to fully appreciate the work that has been done. I wish we'd have been told to start on the top floor. This is where all of the information about the history of the palace is. There's a very interesting video to watch, as well. I highly suggest starting at the top and working your way down; it will all make much more sense that way.

We stopped at the cafe, and it's a nice place for a drink and a snack (inside or out). The selection of food is likely much better during high season.

Beware if you're driving to Monserrate - good old google maps sent us to the service entrance (a challenging drive to be avoided at all costs). This might be a disappointing place for anyone with mobility issues. Wear proper footwear as the paths can be steep and slippery in places.

Would LOVE to see this place in summer (although, I fear the crowds would be annoying).
Written January 27, 2020
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Ruth S
Singapore, Singapore72 contributions
Underrated Beauty
Dec 2019 • Family
The grounds of Monserrate were so much less crowded than the other palaces we had visited in Sintra, which meant more time to stop for photos, enjoy the moment and imagine what life must have been for its inhabitants all those years ago. The fern valley was especially special, as the lush greenery left us with a sense of peace, almost like stumbling into a lost world or forgotten Eden. The expansive garden make for good exploration but prepare for lots of walking! Due to the proximity to the Quinta de Regaleira, it makes sense to visit these two sights in Sintra if all you have is a day trip in this enchanting town.
Written December 10, 2019
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joanamr
Lisbon, Portugal157 contributions
Amazing place
Nov 2019
I just loved to visit Monserrat and was raining. The garden is beautiful, as well as the view. the structure and architecture of the palace is amazing. I'm totally in love with this place. I will return some day during hot season to see the rose garden with flowers.
Written November 5, 2019
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Moeti
Philadelphia, PA38 contributions
The one palace in Sintra that was accessible
Oct 2019
We would have liked to walk around the town, as well as organize visits to at least a couple palaces, but none of them were accessible. For that reason, we could only visit Montserrate. It was fun and we spent an hour there. On the whole Portugal is a challenge for people with accessibility issues.
Written October 26, 2019
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Bill R
Edmonton, Canada20 contributions
The highlight of Sintra visit
Oct 2019
The extensive grounds are exceedingly well maintained and so much more interesting than the Pena Palace grounds which get the tourist flocks. Even in October there were flowers blooming which can't be said for Pena. The pathways are well laid out and views well chosen. Wonderful cafe-do stop in!
Written October 21, 2019
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