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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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  • Far less celebrated than the over-hyped Pena Palace high above Sintra, the National Palace is refreshingly free of mobs and offers a more relaxed and direct experience with the site itself. The... 
    Far less celebrated than the over-hyped Pena Palace high above Sintra, the National Palace is refreshingly free of mobs and offers a more relaxed and direct experience with the site itself. The...  more »
  • I visited the place by myself. They have free wifi to download a map but you need an app. To fully appreciate the palace you should buy the audio guide. There were only five people when I visited... 
    I visited the place by myself. They have free wifi to download a map but you need an app. To fully appreciate the palace you should buy the audio guide. There were only five people when I visited...  more »
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  • We came on a rainy day. For some reason we were not to excited go into the palace and chose to walk through the garden only. It is a tiny garden but lovely. We enjoyed the view and hopped on the trail to walk to. No regrets for us. Overall, it is a good place to visit. It stands in front of a few nice restaurants and positioned just on the way from the train station to the Palace of Peña. The walk to Pena is about 45 min uphill. It was a good exercise and experience for us with very nice views on the way.
  • 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!

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