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The historic Sintra National Palace represents the most well-preserved medieval palace in Portugal. You can tour the palace, which was named a National Monument and World Heritage Site, for a closer look at the preservation and restoration. This castle dates back to the 10th century and was inhabited from at least the 15th through 19th centuries. While it was built in Moorish times, its architectural style is a result of rebuilding in the 1400s. View the mixture of Gothic, Manueline, Mudéjar, and Moorish style present today, as well as decorative ceramic tiles added to the site during the Age of Discoveries. Start your trip to Sintra by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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Duration: 9 hours
Sintra National Palace Reviews
The Sintra palace is beautiful. Be prepared for lots of hill walking. I thought I was going to pass out but I made it. There’s a beautiful restaurant in there. The castle is huge , I mean , it’s a... more »
This National Palace in Sintra can best be identified by the two very large cone shaped chimneys that rise from the building. The other distinction with this palace is that it was constructed with a..... more »
This is a lovely place to visit. We were unaware of the total history of Portugal and had expected the royal palace to be much older. Glad it wasn't because we got a great look at what passed for cutting edge in the 19th century. Fascinating stuff. There are self guided tours available - we hired a guide. Glad we did because we find that you get a lot more out of the visit. Finding the place was easy and parking convenient. Costs were minimal.
It is "the most striking building in Sintra, with two towering spires visible in every corner of the town. The biggest "Swan hall" is beautifully decorated, with 27 swans in different poses depicted on the ceiling. Admission ticket: Adults 10 euro 6-17 years old and over 65 years old 8.5 Euro
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