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We hiked up to Monserrate, about an hour and a half from the historic center of Sintra, pausing on the way up to take in breathtaking views of the region. The grounds of the palace are extraordinary, containing a Mexican garden, a rose garden, a...More
We loved this park! it is one of the less visited attractions so it was nice and quiet especially in the afternoon. There are so interesting plants and some beautiful vistas.
The 435 bus here is not as frequent as the 434 but it does...More
Not a lot of tourists and got to walk around almost alone for most of the time we explored the gardens and the building, thanks to our tuk tuk driver for suggesting it! (Ruben 351927055307, text or call him to arrange a tour around the...More
What a beautiful day! Learned about the history of the home while also enjoying the gardens. You can have a lunch here as well. Plan on taking at least 3 hours to fully enjoy all this adventure has to offer
Excellent! I was there at dusk, the light was so brilliant to delight the park and to take pictures in it. Everything there was so amazing so I have to come back to immerse in it again. One of the best places I have ever...More
Nice walk through the gardens before arriving at the house. Take your time and enjoy the grounds and the Gardens en route. Not spectacular but well wort a visit and not so many tourists as other locations in the area.
Don't drive, much to difficult to find parking. Also, like most sites near Sintra, wear walking shoes as much of the trip is up hill and rocky. This site was completely restored by James T Knowles for the Francis Cook family. Not only is the...More
This was one of the most happy places I ever saw. We were lucky and a wedding was about to start, so we could here music from the park. The park is charming, especially the cactus part where you see the ruins of the old...More