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Sintra National Palace
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Ranked #8 of 70 things to do in Sintra
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 outbreaks of disease in the capital, or as a summer resort, thanks to the town's more agreeable climate.
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“Can be skipped”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

If this palace was alone in Sintra it would be a must see , but the competition from the nearby castles makes it secondary. Go see Quinta da regaleira and Pena palace first

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

There are some very interesting day trips from Lisbon’s Rossio station, e.g. Sintra, Estoril, Fatima and Cascais. The façade is quite imposing, comprising a double- horseshoe entrance and the interior is attractively decorated with murals (see photos).
We decided on Sintra and found it enchanting with the imposing National Palace (shown). In order to gain maximum benefit, one is advised to book a bus tour. We, however, elected to relax and stroll around. It is preferable to travel by bus if one wishes to take in the Pena Palace.

Visited March 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Surprisingly a beautiful must see”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Conveniantly located within a walking distance from city center , this Palace is a Unesco World Heritage Site . Though from the out side , the palace and the large square infront of it look rather plain , not flashy . But once you enter - it is a surprising beautiful must see gem of a palace .

Visited July 2014
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“Must see”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Along with the rest of the town, it's a must-see. A beautiful legacy of the monarchs, with amazing rooms.

Visited July 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Lovely, but not as lovely as the Pena Palace”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We bought both our tickets to palace of Sintra and the palace of Pena here. Then we went to Pena. There are a lot more crowds at Pena - the earlier you go the better. Then we came back to the
Palace of Sintra. It allowed us to have lunch in town. However because we were so wowed with the Pena this palace seemed less extravagant. It's still gorgeous though.

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