Sintra National Palace, Sintra

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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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  • It definitely is worth seeing and I was blown away by the dimensions of the Palace. It had room for an army. The fact that this was a palace just for the Royal family was amazing. The treasures inside...  more »
  • It pays to know the history of this Palace that was housing until 1940 (if I'm not mistaken), with its huge chimneys and many secrets.
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  • It is a work in a location that is admirable and imposing with a superb view. It is obligatory to visit this monument.
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  • One of the places must be at. best time to spend about 6 hours. Don,t rush to leave. there is garden with ponds down below. They even have black swan. very rare bird
  • A beautiful palace and quite calm after the madness of the traffic in Sinatra. Amazing ceilings, paintings and furniture. And the tiling in the Chapel is just beautiful. Don't miss the kitchens as you are actually inside those enormous chimneys!
  • Amazing architecture and history in this palace. A mixture of European and Moorish influence on the structure. Patterns and colors of tiles were still retained. The rooms retained a certain personality. A must visit
  • Sintra National Park absolutely fantastic place to visit. So much to see & do. €6.00 entrance fee. It takes about 5 hrs to see everything. There is also a lovely restraunt to chill out. Look it up on Google.
  • Even if not going inside, outside is a very nice view to take some good photos. It is right in the center and it is very popular. Inside it looked amazing and the architecture was just gorgeous, especially the cellings. Outside you have some good views to the city and it looks beautiful during Christmas time. It is a very good place to bring your family and your friends to spend a nice afternoon with a lot of amazing things to see. I recommend to anyone who is visiting Sintra and it still doesn't know where to start. There is a lot of tourist exploration here tough.
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