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Sintra National Palace

Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
+351 21 910 6840
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US$ 68.24*
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Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Coast Half-Day Trip from Lisbon
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Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon
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Sintra Royal Palaces Day Trip from Lisbon: Queluz Palace, Pena Palace and Pena...
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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 outbreaks of disease in the capital, or as a summer resort, thanks to the town's more agreeable climate.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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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 3 days ago

Not as flashy as Pena, but I could enjoy the rooms and the experience so much more because I wasn't cattle-called in a slow snaking line. Get the audio; notes in each room don't provide much information.

Thank KH11001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was very easy to reach by train from Lisbon. Had a great day out. Also visited Moors Castle on the same day which is doable. Lots of little shops, cafes near the station. The Palace itself was reached by a coach. Plenty of opportunities...More

Thank Wadeedee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is my first time in Sintra. We took the train from Lisbon and then we wanted a mix of visit and beach. We have decided to take a daily ticket on the red bus, hop on and off. That was actually a brillant idea...More

Thank Agathe C
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's not cheap to visit this place, but worth every penny. Even more if you know the money is for preserving this place. The summercastle of the kings of Portugal. Wonderfull places and breathing history. Must-do when in area of Lisboa.

Thank Christophe W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This palace is right in the middle of town and is much less ornate than the Pena Palace. It was interesting to see the different styles of the royal families who built them. It takes less than an hour to walk through. There are fewer...More

Thank beach bum in ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not so striking as the National palace at Queluz but still different enough to warrant a visit especially with the massive twin white chimneys which impart a slightly "dutch" influence on a imposing building which has a vaguely moorish look. Can get real crowded but...More

Thank Idris A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing day spent in Sentra and back along the coast to Lisbon. Lovely how everything has been restored and the full history has been captured and is valued. Palace of Sintra is beautiful and the kitchen towers stand proudly in the mountains. Drive up to...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Useful to know combination tickets are available at the tourist centre if you are also interested in visiting Pena, Moorish Castle or Monserrate. We visited Pena the day before National Palace and were honestly now amazed as it is more or less the same. With...More

Thank Kristof V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a day trip to Sintra and wanted to fit in as much as possible. The weird thing about Sintra was that all the castles closed at the same time which i thought was strange. By the time we left a previous attraction and...More

Thank Althea M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The kitchen with the iconic chimneys is the most interesting part of this tour. The palace is definitely worth a visit.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
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6 May 2017|
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Response from _elainehindson | Reviewed this property |
I agree with others that 1.5 hrs should be enough. We'd already done the Sintra National Palace, and the Moorish Castle before we got to the Pena Palace, so we wouldn't have had the stamina to stay longer. It's quite a walk... More
26 October 2016|
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Response from Rosemary P | Reviewed this property |
The Sintra National Palace with the two large white chimneys is open from 10 - 5.30 from Thursdays to Tuesdays. The much more interesting Pena National Palace, up the hill is open all days 9.45 to 7 pm. You need to check... More
26 October 2016|
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Response from Mark K | Reviewed this property |
certainly during the season, not sure about out if season