Monserrate Palace, Sintra

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Monserrate Palace on your holiday in Sintra, and find out what else Sintra has to offer, use our Sintra trip itinerary planner.
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  • Stunning synergy of different kinds of plants makes the visit a wonderful and relaxing experience. The details in and outside the building are beautiful and you have a feeling that the time stands sti...  read more »
  • The palace here is impressive, completely built in oriental style full of patterns. The gardens are a bit rough but what an abundance of trees plants and flowers brought from all over the world by the...  read more »
  • A lovely hideout to get away from the main hustle and bustle of tourists in the historic centre of Sintra. Great gardens, but is only a small place, so takes a mere 30/40 minutes to fully explore. 
  • Amazing place with beautiful natural things like waterfalls and gardens. The palace is small but amazing too.
  • A stunning palace, and an amazing garden. The mix of flora from different continents creates a dreamlike feel. It was less busy than the other palaces and a much more enjoyable visit.
  • Great gardens. Huge ferns, sometimes it seems you are in a prehistoric forest. The palace is nice, but with a strange mixture between arabic and roman decoration.
  • Worth every penny! Beautiful gardens and peaceful atmosphere. The palace has been recently refurbished
  • Very beautiful palace with a large garden and a gorgeous waterfall. Wort the visit excellent for both couples and families with children. Free to visit for locals on Sunday mornings.
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