Monserrate Palace, Sintra

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Nestled on a gentle green slope, Monserrate Palace presents a mix of Portuguese, Arabian, and Indian architectural styles surrounded by gardens of exotic plants. Built in 1858 for Sir Francis Cook--one of Britain's three richest men at the time--the palace features a range of styles and details that are uncommon on the Iberian Peninsula. Join a guided tour or take a leisurely walk around the site. Watch for lavishly decorated windows, walls, and arches, and walk through long hallways lined with marble pillars. View opulent gardens that host rare and expensive plants, and look for the remains of an old chapel at the site amidst the thick roots of overgrown trees. Plan to visit Monserrate Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sintra attractions using our Sintra trip planner .
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  • Montserrat Park stuns, you can walk for a long time and discover something new. In the Palace is not yet finished restoration, separate rooms filled with exhibits. There are interactive, aimed more at children.
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  • This Palace and Park are less visited, it's too bad, because this site is very different, more intimate Park. It is a marvel, it's bewitching. And we made the visit in March, without flowers, I guess when the Park is blooming. Exceptional Palace. Varieties of plants and exceptional trees.
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  • The Church above the mountain it is beautiful to go to this place to have to use the cable car or train. Rise high enough so that the views of the gunungnya appear beautiful. After the above until we can enter the Church and see the black madona. We can pray while lit candles for the price of candles vary nothing 1-5 of euro makin makin long expensive candles. Here there is a hotel, cafe, restaurant, where souvenirs. For this place should use a scarf because of wind gusts.
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  • I prefer this palace over Pena. Beautiful gardens and the history of it is very interesting. Nice video in French and English sub titles interviewing the son of the manager who lived there early 20th century.Crowds at Pena are awful. You shuffle from room to room.
  • Loved this place!!! 1. Not a lot of tourists! 2. Very cool house that was restored to its original state from years of destruction. 3. House has a interesting story 4. Great gardens! I went in the winter time and didn’t get to see the rose garden in all its glory! But the grounds were still fascinating! 5. Parking! Only bad part, you have to pay to enter and it isn’t very cheap. But it makes it less likely to have a lot of people around.
  • Such a lovely park and palace to visit ! Walking through the gardens is an adventure- as there are species from all corners of the world you feel like you’re moving from one world to another! The palace interior is gorgeous, you’ll spend ages admiring the interior.
  • Such breath taking beauty! Stunning gardens and a lovely piece of history! Well kept and contained. They have a small little cafe, so once done walking in beautiful gardens and viewing the ins and outs of this gorgeous palace you can sit down and relax.
  • Fantastic mansion of an English couple now open to the public with all the Neo Romantic elements of architecture common for Sintra. Excelente garden in English style, nice for walking and resting, with a very good coffee shop.
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