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“Sintra National Palace”

Sintra National Palace
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National Palace of Sintra Skip-the-Line Ticket
Ranked #18 of 79 things to do in Sintra
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National Palace of Sintra, located in the historic town centre, was inhabited for nearly eight centuries by the Portuguese monarchy and its court. It was much used, particularly during the Middle Ages, as a hunting retreat and as a refuge from outbreaks of disease in the capital, or as a summer resort, thanks to the town's more agreeable climate.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Palace of Sintra has some very interesting and lovely ceilings which have been very well preserved and worth the visit.

Thank kathysellers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is almost always crowded with busloads of tourists, but still worth it. It is a fairy-tale/Disney-esque castle perched on the top of a hill in a picturesque Portugese city. The interiors are very nearly as amazing as the exteriors with incredibly ornate design, decoration, and finish. Definitely go to Sintra - if you are allergic to crowds, try and go early in day and/or in the off season.

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much more interesting inside than outside.
The kitchens with their huge chimneys were fabulous - possibly the most impressive we have ever seen anywhere in the world.

Thank patrickl870
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying literally across the road so we walked - having watched coach loads of tourists being bused in from 0900

The guided tours were a real pain as the corridors are very narrow so it’s difficult to navigate past - maybe later in the day it gets easier - we went at 1100

There was a lot if renovation going on during our visit which took away from the splendour and history of the palace

If I had to choose Pena is much more spectacular and easier to get around

We bought a ticket in the tourist office about 200m away for here and Monserrete which worked out cheaper

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in the centre of the town, and easily located by spotting the two white conical towers, the palace is definitely worth a visit. We had a good value ticket which gave us access to most of the main attractions around Sintra. The palace has some beautifully decorated rooms, and information is provided in both Portuguese and English.

Thank CazBUk
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