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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  • 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.
  • Loved it. Big walk up there but great views along the way and of course when you get to the Palace. Did the park only as it was cheaper and did not regret the decision. Don't feel like we missed much not doing the full Palace tour.
  • Wow is all I can say. This palace is set in the most amazing gardens with absolutely breathtaking views of Lisbon! The palace itself is not as impressive as other palaces in Europe, but the experience of just being in the magnificent setting surrounding the palace is something I would not advise anyone to miss! Truly one of my favourite towns ever
  • An incredible place, easy to spend a day here. Worth travelling a long way to see, you won't be disappointed. The entry fee is reasonable for a day's visit. We downloaded the dedicated free app, which gave an extra dimension to the visit, with some clever features. I advise taking drinks and snacks, I was offended by the prices at the snack bar, but the whole place is too good to take a star off for that.
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