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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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R. Visc. de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-591, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely castle with great grounds and gardens. The restoration has brought out the moorish influence in the dome ceilings and lovely tiles and motifs. Take time to sit and watch the history of this beautiful castle, and learn about Frances Cook, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Trudie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day trip to Sintra - €5 for hop on hop off bus - and then head to the Palaces. We didn't realise that buses only go one way cos roads are so narrow and did Monserrate first (it's the last of 4 palaces on this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wear good walking shoes and enjoy a couple hours of beautiful meandering pathways and buildings with views down the hillside. Definitely worth being on the "short list" for Sintra!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank M P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like gardens then this is such a treat. A surprise around every corner and loads of ideas to take home. the house itself is bizarre. A good size with spectacular domes, although I found the corridors a bit ornate for my liking. What...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JaCob5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is utterly fascinating, like nothing I have seen before. Sadly there is no furniture in the rooms but the interior had been very well renovated and is stunning even without the furniture. There is a video in one of the upstairs rooms, an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most of people go to visit Pena palace and do not search for this beautiful place that was inspired by Arabic and Indian architecture. I lot of history to be learned there but I am sure that nature around will take all of your attention....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Journey43596
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

This was a great place to visit, huge gardens with a variety of plants, the shame was that we couldn’t the entire palace, only parts of it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Global792556
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Astonishingly beatiful house, very nicely restored, set in large and fascinating gardens. Apparently I have to say more, or TripAdvisor won't accept this review. How silly is that ?

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OldMouse
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Although not the most popular destination in Sintra, it's absolutely worth the visit. The palace is beautiful, but the most impressive part is the park. It's different from Quinta de Regaleira and Pena and closer to botanical garden with exotic plants set up in various...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HappyTraveller135
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Despite a rainy, cold day we walked the gardens of Monserrat and fell in love with the place. The house has been beautifully restored and the historical narrative (in both Portuguese and English) was both informative and touching. This place will fill your soul.

Date of experience: January 2019
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13 March 2019|
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Response from wendyurquia | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the hop-on-hop-off buses. Very easy to get to Monserrate, Cabo De Roca and just about every other attraction in and around Sintra.
21 September 2018|
Response from ramonaoana |
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.