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Sintra National Palace

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National Palace of Sintra Skip-the-Line Ticket
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National Palace of Sintra Skip-the-Line Ticket
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
+351 21 910 6840
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Reviewed yesterday

We went in winter so they are doing a lot of refurbishment, which meant a lot of the rooms where shut, which meant it only took us about 15 mins to do it, there just wasn’t a lot to see! And no information panels. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Harrison2206
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and were impressed by the amount of history here. It took about 4 hours to complete the tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank onair83637292
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing palace built on mountain top. Lines are longer than Disney World. Pretty good climb up hill to see palace from the gate. Weather can be very cloudy on the mountain, even if warm and sunny in Lisbon. Great spot for photos. Limited parking downhill...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace in Sintra is both beautiful and full of historic artifacts and art. The grounds are magnificent, displaying a range of architecture, and the exploration of the palace itself yields fascinating insights into the history of the region. The cost is very affordable, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 1 week ago

done this after pena palace and must say its just as interesting not a large visit but a well Worth one

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank bas t
Reviewed 1 week ago

sintra awesome place to visit. lisbon and portugal great. people reallly nice. visited synagogue in lisbon. magnificent and amzaing history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank penny905
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect day trip! It's a must. Castle isn't something out of the ordinary but the little village is so quaint and picturesque!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katieassim
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Sintra on a City break to Lisbon and spent a day in what I can only describe as a beautiful environment. There are several palaces to visit and wonderful views everywhere. Really, a day will not get you to see all of Sintra...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank frankjorduk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This maybe the national palace of sintra but i have seen better ones. I found the tour expensive . They are maintaining it well and refurbishing it too. The life around the palace is touristy and make the ambience charming.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank guptaratika
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole area is a must see. Take one of the large Air Conditioned buses and do the hop on off thing. Spend some time walking around Sintra then head up to the Palace, Very colorful and feels a little like a Disney structure. And...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Neiva M | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I can't help you. Get help from a travel agency, will make. (Infelizmente não posso lhe ajudar. Procure ajuda de uma agência de viagens, vai lhe facilitar.)
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Response from Neiva M | Reviewed this property |
There are buses available to take them to the Castle. Will hinder a little because there are a lot of stairs. But it's worth the sacrifice! (Há ônibus disponível para levá-los até o castelo. Vai dificultar um pouco porque... More
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Response from DianneR884 | Reviewed this property |
We visited this place in the afternoon, just walked up to the ticket desk and bought tickets. No queue there or anywhere. Very pleasant experience.