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The historic Sintra National Palace represents the most well-preserved medieval palace in Portugal. You can tour the palace, which was named a National Monument and World Heritage Site, for a closer look at the preservation and restoration. This castle dates back to the 10th century and was inhabited from at least the 15th through 19th centuries. While it was built in Moorish times, its architectural style is a result of rebuilding in the 1400s. View the mixture of Gothic, Manueline, Mudéjar, and Moorish style present today, as well as decorative ceramic tiles added to the site during the Age of Discoveries. Start your trip to Sintra by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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Sintra National Palace Reviews
É certamente um Palácio diferente! O seu exterior esconde a magnificência interior, os azulejos extraordinários que decoram todas as salas são incríveis! Vale a pena visitar! more »It is certainly a different Palace. The exterior hides your inner magnificence, the extraordinary ceramic tiles that adorn all the rooms are amazing! Worth a visit!
The idea of this palace was the political opposite of Versailles. Versailles was created to display the French Royal Family and their wealth. Subtract was created to give the Portuguese Royal Family a... more »
This place is breathtaking. I suggest to go early in the morning right at the opening because it gets crowded really quickly. It was not as big as I expected it to be but color were as bright as they show it the picture. The castle over see the city and the Moorish Castle as well. I suggest you go there with a guide. I didn’t and I overheard some other groups about the history of this castle. If possible, wait for a sunny day to visit the place because Sintra tends to have some foggy days. The view could still be interesting but the sun was really bright when I went.
My wife and I made a day trip by train from Lisbon to visit Sintra. The town is beautiful and the walk to the National Palace is wonderful. The palace is unique with its medieval kitchen and chimneys. And the interior rooms and art work is nice. However, the entry fee is a bit steep at 10 Euros each. If I had to choose, I would save my money and go to the Pena Palace and Gardens. Get a combined ticket with the Moorish Castle for 22 Euros each.
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