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Sintra National Palace

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
+351 21 910 6840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, you can basically see the chimneys from anywhere is Sintra! The palace is magnificent, especially the Sala dos Brasões! We went to this palace first thing in the morning, when it opened. I highly recommend buying the tickets in advance, together with tickets for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As well as being centrally located in Sintra, the palace is central to an understanding of the history of Portuguese royalty. We were there during inclement weather so there were no issues with crowds but arriving early is recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I were staying in Lisbon on holiday and booked a Private Tour to visit the Pena Palace in Sintra, less than 1 hour out of Lisbon in the hills. We lucked in, as the Tour party consisted of just us 2. Eduardo...More

Thank Bernie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the Sintra National Palace after Pena Palace in the afternoon. There are no lines to wait in, and you will enjoy the town as well.

1  Thank LuluReview
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice visit, interesting palace and history. It was quite busy when we toured, in mid September. Would visit if in Sintra. Kitchen was very interesting, especially seeing inside the famous chimneys.

Thank KevinD2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is located right in the heart of Sintra. So cannot be overlooked. It is a very impressive beautiful place. The decor and the history is enchanting. The ceilings and the roofs of the rooms were the most attractive thing for me. The tiles...More

Thank Talat P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing Hearst Castle and the Palace of Versailles this Royal Palace was a letdown. The best part was the dining room table set for dinner. It could be staged so much better!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited a number of Palaces whilst in Sintra and whilst this is one of the oldest and probably most important in historic terms we found it the least interesting. It is right in the Historic centre of Sintra so easy to get to. Entrance...More

Thank MikeT23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sintra is accessible from Cascais either by taxi Uber and train / underground combination ... Sintra is a fairy tale area .. lots of castles hidden away ... the national palace is in the main town ... worth a visit ... Rather go to Pena...More

Thank Imtiaz-waheeda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before going to Sintra I had read reviews that said it was impossible to drive there and you needed to take the train. We ended up taking a chance and decided to drive anyway, which was fine, we just avoided driving too far up the...More

1  Thank Barfotaflickan
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5 August 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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3 April 2018|
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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 Dianne R | 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.