Sintra National Palace, Sintra

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Architectural Building · Historic Site
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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  • The Sintra Palace “Palácio Nacional de Sintra” is located in the historic center of the city. The palace is characterized by two large chimneys that are located above the kitchen. A strong Moorish...  more »
  • The palacio was very quiet and we were able to look around at our own pace. Unlike many of the old royal palaces, it is light and airy. The staff and signage were helpful  more »
  • Beautiful place it's a must if you get to go to Portugal. You can live the history in this beautiful place. And its gardens are amazing.  more »
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  • This is a lovely place to visit. We were unaware of the total history of Portugal and had expected the royal palace to be much older. Glad it wasn't because we got a great look at what passed for cutting edge in the 19th century. Fascinating stuff. There are self guided tours available - we hired a guide. Glad we did because we find that you get a lot more out of the visit. Finding the place was easy and parking convenient. Costs were minimal.
  • It is "the most striking building in Sintra, with two towering spires visible in every corner of the town. The biggest "Swan hall" is beautifully decorated, with 27 swans in different poses depicted on the ceiling. Admission ticket: Adults 10 euro 6-17 years old and over 65 years old 8.5 Euro
  • Loved it, highly recommend it. You feel like a Disney princess inside a fairytale. My boyfriend enjoyed it also, has an amazing view and the garden is beyond imagination.
  • Sintra is a lovely town and lovely area very close to Lisbon. We loved our day there and in the Pena Palace. This town is lovely, shame we only spent a few hours there. But we still had time to try the local pastries. A must for a day trip from Lisbon.
  • This place magical - peaceful, full of life and totally worth visiting, even when visiting Lisbon for a few days. It's a quick train ride from Lisbon and then a tons of green vegetation, fresh air and wonderful views as you climb to the palace.

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