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Monserrate Palace

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Address: Rua Visconde de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-591, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 923 73 00
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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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workmanship fantastic on house, garden interesting, wallsteads of house really beautiful, Not the place to visit on a very hot day, restaurants and toilets very welcome to relax... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

workmanship fantastic on house, garden interesting, wallsteads of house really beautiful, Not the place to visit on a very hot day, restaurants and toilets very welcome to relax a while

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detroit, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the hop on hop off bus here just as it was opening so no crowds. I was so glad cause it is beautiful, serene, romantic, and otherworldly. Lots of paths to take to see different fauna, waterfalls, etc. so,e parts made me think of Hawaii. Kids would love it. Stairs to climb and things to see in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monserrate is one of the castles that are less crowded. The grounds are big with beautiful gardens with great variety of plant life. But the best part is just too sit on the grassy hillside right by the castle and relax and watch the view. The castle it self is pretty but it is hard to get a full picture... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Montserrate's history has a strong English connection with a variety of disgraced MP's and monied toffs having worked to improve the house and the grounds - to extremely good effect. I'd wanted to visit for a while and am really glad I made the effort to get out there (it's a 10 minute bus trip from Sintra Town). The grounds... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 435 bus which connects Sintra to Monserrate Palace, we got on at the Quinta da Regaleira (you can do both in one full day). The gardens are an absolute highlight and the design in the different sections were beautiful. If you love gardens and lakes this is a must and are probably more interesting than the gardens... More 

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Colares, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the attractions around Sintra this is one of the quieter ones, it is a little further out of town that many of the mobbed sites so tends to be less frantic in the summer. The gardens are the real draw here they have been carved out of the surrounds with almost everything man made in some way. Well... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens and little vistas throughout. The Rose garden is under reconstruction which was a pity . The palace again is a marvellous design. Large grass area to sit and absorb the views and smells of the garden

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By the time we reached the fourth palace, we were tired and didn't have the energy to fully appreciate the stunning setting. It lies at the end of the line for the tourist bus. If you don't run out of steam, I highly recommend this site, particularly for the stunning gardens!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A serene place in the hills above Sintra up a windy road but accessible by local bus.i think (we had a small hire car). Beautiful gardens and interesting history partially with the Palace restored to former glory. We saw a snake swimming with the carp. Hilly so may not suitable for everyone unfortunately.. Enjoyed our snack in the sun outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful stop this was, on our way from Sintra to Lisbon. The grounds are amazing, (the rose garden needs TLC), but with waterfalls, an old chapel, a lawn and the palace itself I was amazed. It is truly awe-inspiring to witness a gorgeous, peaceful and serene place like this. There is a nice, clean coffee shop here, and... More 

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