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Sintra National Palace

Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
+351 21 910 6840
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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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 via mobile

This was our first visit of the day having travelled by train from Rossio Lisbon Station just off Restaurados. Our Lisboa cards paid the rail fare. On arriving at Sintra Station we purchased tickets for bus 434 at Euro 5.50 each on the basis that...More

Thank T5443JCPeter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting palace to visit with arab influence. The ceiling of several rooms are impressive. Highly recommend to rent for 3 euros the audio guide to deep dive in the important moments of Portuguese history. You can get 10% discount on the entrance with the Lisbon...More

Thank Silvia B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sintra National Palace is a beautiful place to visit for its impressive architecture including the medieval brushwork and craftsmanship. The Coats of Arms room and the kitchen are the items suggested for visit. Recommended.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited last Spring when the weather was warm but not too hot. If you want to fully explore the site there is a lot of walking with steps and slopes to contend with. It is doable if you are older but reasonably fit. You...More

Thank Anon_Kent_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with premier tours, the architecture and the interior pretty. I loved the tile walls, and carvings. Beautiful antique furniture. The kitchen is really big, obvious from the 2 huge chimneys seen from outside.

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a trip to stunning sintra and visited the national palace what a beautiful stunning place a true time warp and a credit to all those who look after this place it's worth a visit if not alone to see the historical furnished rooms and...More

Thank aetross
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The iconic twin-chimney image stands out from a distance. The bus stops right at the entrance of the Palace. But the place has a recently renovated look that doesn't sit well with its 'historical' image. Could see.

Thank Neeraj B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's the royal palace full of astounding rooms and art, interior design, some lovely furniture and great views. A garden. We had a great time.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're on your way to Pena Palace, this is a good stop for comparative purposes and not very expensive. (30 Min.)

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historic palace with iconic twin chimneys situated in the heart of Sintra city. The building facade is very simple and plain. The building facade is very simple and plain. You have to climb 100 stairs in all but the path is wheelchair friendly. The number...More

Thank TrueIndian
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2 October 2017|
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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.
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