After a day trip in Sintra with 2 palaces: this one and the Pena, Sintra is the firsr place I don't like in my trip in Europe.
This is my most wasted 9.5 €. And my time as well. These guys in Sintra dont know how to make or run a museum. You get in and try to understand what you are looking at, what room between what and what.
When I was waiting in the queue, a woman at the end asked if she should wait (if she reads these lines, she will know who I am 14pm 18/8/2014). I told her that I was in the queue for more than 40 mins, and the tour around the palace itself takes an hour. She thanked me and skipped it. Lucky for her, and how could I be so wrong. 20 minutes for a boring place, where the walls are dirty and not in a good illumination state for displaying. The smell of a decaying palace is everywhere. I dont know how much of tourisy ticket is going to the maintenace/running of this palace. For example why only one ticket booth serving despite the 300m long queue? You waste at least 45 minutes waiting in the line.
Mediocre, boring at its best. Skip this one.
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