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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  • With so many sights to see the Palace is well worth a couple of hours wandering around the various room, it is not as grand as some places but it is still worth a visit. 
    With so many sights to see the Palace is well worth a couple of hours wandering around the various room, it is not as grand as some places but it is still worth a visit.  more »
  • We visited this palace on September 22. You cannot drive to this palace with your own car. You have to put your car in a parking lot around the train station and go on foot or by public... 
    We visited this palace on September 22. You cannot drive to this palace with your own car. You have to put your car in a parking lot around the train station and go on foot or by public...  more »
  • Pena Catle is great but this one is a must in Sintra too. Do not forget to visit this obe🙏 Being restored it is a pitty that they are not working on the upper floor. In any case a great expierience. 
    Pena Catle is great but this one is a must in Sintra too. Do not forget to visit this obe🙏 Being restored it is a pitty that they are not working on the upper floor. In any case a great expierience.  more »
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  • Not to be mixed up with the palace of Pena which is on the mountain! This palace is way nicer to visit and there is a lot more inside. It foes not have the same views as the other palace but it is way more accessible and interesting. This palace is for those interesting in learning a bit more about the Portuguese royal family. This place is not a tourist trap and brings people a lot of new and amazing facts about the Portuguese royals. When in Sinatra this is a must!
  • Palace in itself is quite big and takes time to roam around the whole inner area. History has been very well kept with all the signs. Views of the village from the balcony were a thing to watch. Movement through the palace was swift and guided. All basic facilities and knowledge boards which kept us involved with the things that we were looking at.
  • This is one of the most beautiful palaces in Sintra. I love the royal touch from each room that I walked into. Very beautiful interior design, garden and spectacular view from the palace. I would recommend that you visit the palace before 12:00 and from 15:00 its not crowded. The staff members at the palace were proffesional and nice.
  • The most eye catching sight in Sintra downtown are two unusual huge conical chimneys rising over the kitchen belonging to the Sintra National palace. The original palace here looked much different built in the 9c by the Moorish rulers, while their stronghold was up the steep hill next door - the Moorish castle. After expelling the Moors, Portugal kings built this palace we see today for themselves, extending it from 12c onwards. Therefore, one can easily recognize architecture mixture of styles. You can circle around for free to see the exteriors which are beautiful. However, likewise the Pena Palace, there was a big line for entering it, so we skipped.
  • Sintra is a charming, with it's hills, natural scenery and majestic pine forest. There are some whimsical palaces, extravagant villas, the ruins of a 10th-century Moorish castle and also a breathtaking coastline. A must see. Make sure you are not feared of heights and very steep narrow roads.

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