Sintra National Palace, Sintra

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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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  • What a great place to visit. Well worth 10 euro that goes towards restoration of the place. Lots of history and culture and the place is bigger than you think. The flow takes you through many places.....  more
    What a great place to visit. Well worth 10 euro that goes towards restoration of the place. Lots of history and culture and the place is bigger than you think. The flow takes you through many places.....  more »
  • First off the one good thing about this visit was that the weather was great. It’s NOT an easy place to visit for people who have limited mobility! There are NO elevators! There’s one huge 18... 
    First off the one good thing about this visit was that the weather was great. It’s NOT an easy place to visit for people who have limited mobility! There are NO elevators! There’s one huge 18...  more »
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  • Not to be mixed up with the palace of Pena which is on the mountain! This palace is way nicer to visit and there is a lot more inside. It foes not have the same views as the other palace but it is way more accessible and interesting. This palace is for those interesting in learning a bit more about the Portuguese royal family. This place is not a tourist trap and brings people a lot of new and amazing facts about the Portuguese royals. When in Sinatra this is a must!
  • A very impressive palace and a must see in Sintra. The palace is incredibly well maintained and easy to navigate. TIPS: you can skip the queue and but tickets either at an on-site kiosk or online. It will save you time and you get a discount. Also, if you have young kids that get bored easy there is a free interactive app called Treasure Hunt at Sintra Palace that is great for entertaining them.

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