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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
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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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Stunning Residence and Gardens

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The architecture of the palace is unusual and pretty, but it is empty. The grounds are also pretty, but the garden are spaced out such that if you do not have the time to wonder around, I would skip this site entirely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

If you like nature and gardens, this palace will be your favorite. It has a fraction of the visitors of others.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely peaceful gardens, which were still nice in November - must be even better in Spring. The house is quirky and interesting. Should be even better when renovations complete, especially if period furniture put in place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I were pleasantly surprised & more-often-than-expected impressed by the beauty of the Monserrate Palace & Park. Don't skip the grounds! Follow the paths to wander through ancient woods, beautiful streams, and gorgeous architecture. Delights abound all throughout the grounds. We were both delighted by all the plants, views, and ruins. The palace itself was very interesting &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

The building has Persian influences. It looks like in 1001 nights story. Small but really nice to visit. The park around it offers nice views. Advisable to visit it on a sunny day.

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