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Monserrate Palace

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Address: Rua Visconde de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-591, Portugal
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+351 21 923 7300
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Not very far from the historic centre of Sintra is one of the most...

Not very far from the historic centre of Sintra is one of the most beautiful architectural and landscape Romantic creations in Portugal: the Park and Palace of Monserrate, unique representatives of 19th century eclecticism.

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What a wonderfull garden

Some of the nicest gardens i have visited. Very nice seesighting... And the palace os also a great place

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some of the nicest gardens i have visited. Very nice seesighting... And the palace os also a great place

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So Sintra has a lot to offer and I only had one day to visit so I decided to see Monserrate and Pena Palace's. Monserrate is beautiful inside and out! The interior is completely decorated in Moorish inspired design. All the walls and ceilings are an amazing work of intricate floral and geometric cutout designs. The exterior of the Palace... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The exterior of the palace is what makes this place memorable for me. Different garden themes like South Africa, Japanese and Mexican just to name a few can be found here. It's no wonder that this place won the European garden Award 2013 in the category of "Best Development of a Historic park or Garden"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I spent two hours walking around the gardens and inside the palace. We were able to find somewhere to sit and eat the lunch we'd brought. Very interesting mix of plants from all over the world. We went in January so the price was only 8 Euro, so not too bad at all. Worth the price to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous estate. Didn't know much about this place before going...it was included in a tour, and I'm so happy I was introduced to it. Requires a lot of walking downhill and uphill but there is an electric cart you can pay to transport you. Multiple gardens and vistas were incredible. The palace interior is Arabic and simply breathtaking. Highly... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

There is supposed to be hop on/hop off transport here to see the gardens but it was not functioning when we visited. Staff failed to point this out to us at the entrance which is very poor. It is, from what we were able to see a very beautiful garden.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The Palace of Monserrate was fully rehabilitated in 1856 taking the ruins of the Neo-Gothic mansion as a starting point. The results are amazing! The gardens are a fine botanical collection of plants and trees from all over the world. Full of winding paths, waterfalls, ponds and a stunning chapel which is being taken over by the plants-beautiful! A great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

If I had to pick a place to live my life in exile, it would be Montserrate. There aren't any words to describe justly the beauty of this place. The grounds alone are jaw-droppingly gorgeous, filled with plants and trees from all parts of the world. Once you step on these grounds it feels like you've entered a different world... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

It's not my favourite palace in Sintra but it is also beautiful with its gardens and scenic views. The palace itself is small and almost all the rooms are empty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

It is worth visiting this interesting mansion that has Arabic, Indian, and Gothic styles. Not busy at all like Pena Castle. There are free, clean bathrooms inside. The grounds are also very pretty and scenic.

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