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Monserrate Palace

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Not very far from the historic centre of Sintra is one of the most beautiful architectural and landscape Romantic creations in Portugal: the Park and Palace of Monserrate, unique representatives of 19th century eclecticism.
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Rua Visconde de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-591, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take time to ramble- don't get caught up in the maddening crowds as they take no time over anything and see very little- especially avoid bus tour groups- yuck.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cahillanejohn47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got here inspired by photos found on the internet and what we found is a little piece of paradise between the mountains. The castle decoration are extraordinary as the garden's variety of plants an small streams and lakes crossing it. It's a place where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fede b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard a lot of people skip this when they are short of time in Sintra, one of the lesser known palaces. I would not skip this, I would mark this as a must. the Architecture and design was beautiful and essentially a hidden gem...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Laoise D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monserrate has numerous trails and various themed gardens to explore including a Fern Valley, Mexican garden, and the grounds themselves. The palace is also beautiful as it has been restored in the past years. Very much worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 714russellj
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The Monserrate is a beautiful building and with a massive ground. We walked thru the gardens but not much to see however the grass field on the side of the building was soothing and it's a nice place to sit and relax.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MenglembuMag
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The gardens and the palace are stunning! Wear good walking shoes because the terrain is very hilly and slick when wet. This is what fairy tales are made of!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jessicadN1266GJ
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen a the restoration is incredible ! Thanks to Amigo Fred Tours for the recommendation !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Although Monserrate Palace and park is a little further out of Sintra than some of the other attractions it is definitely not to be missed. The palace is beautiful and has an interesting and varied history that is explained well through a number of displays....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emily W
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure why other Sintra attractions hold such sway with Aussie visitors yet I rarely hear fellow travellers talk about Monserrate Palace. Here’s a tip: if ever you find yourself in Sintra, you simply MUST visit this attraction; both the palace and the gardens....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wendyurquia
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The Palace is very well worth a visit. The building is most impressive & the grounds vast although there are several steep paths to climb/ descend. cafe on site is served by friendly staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
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ramona d
21 September 2018|
Response from ramona d |
Hello again, after over an hour I found the interview. If anyone is interested, on YouTube: interview with Richard Kingsbury. Enjoy
5 April 2018|
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Response from dellingermiguel | Reviewed this property |
I know they do have mobility options the only thing not sure about is, if it's only for reduced mobility reasons or anyone.
9 January 2018|
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Response from 807shercole | Reviewed this property |
Hi thank you for your question. We used the Bus 417 to Cascais via Estorill - Approx 30mins. There is another bus (not sure of number catch outside of train station) that takes you to Cascais via Cabot De Rocha, this is... More