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Monserrate Palace

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Address: Rua Visconde de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-591, Portugal
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+351 21 923 7300
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Not very far from the historic centre of Sintra is one of the most...

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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Our fave Sintra palace

On our one-day visit to Sintra, we took in 3 palaces, Pena, Regaleira, and Montserrate. M was by far our fave. The Moorish architecture was delightful, while the extensive... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2015
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San Francisco, California
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

On our one-day visit to Sintra, we took in 3 palaces, Pena, Regaleira, and Montserrate. M was by far our fave. The Moorish architecture was delightful, while the extensive grounds were Arcadian loveliness.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This is so incredible. The stucco work and detail in this smallish palace is unbelievable. There is constant restoration and upgrade happening that is refreshing to see. The gardens are impeccably kept and a delight to walk through.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Well-kept gardens and an interesting architectural flight of fancy. The house is empty and currently undergoing some restoration but is still interesting to visit. The audio-visual displays were irritatingly slow and the incarnation of Francis Cook was decidedly creepy.

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Thank JanetD59
merseyside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This site has a lot of appeal.Tea house for refreshments.Mix of plantings including the Mexican garden and Rose Garden.House under renovation and used for musical events which would be interesting to experience.Calendar of information days for people with interest in plants.Short journey from Sintra by bus which passes a couple of other palaces and an interesting small art gallery where... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

The setting is peaceful and picturesque. It is very easy to understand why this very rich family, Lord Byron and many others must have enjoyed their summers here. The gardens show significant variety with the rose garden and lawns standing out. The building is outstanding and being carefully renovated. Interesting to see and read English descriptions. Cafe is outstanding and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Colors, scents, flowers, in two words -fantastic gardens!! Something difficult to describe... among them Monserrate is something!!!!!... the others not far behind.. Flowers and trees from different parts of the world in charm conjugations... go there .. and feel the place!!!

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Mission, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

As we were in Sintra for a few days, we decided to walk here. If you have been to Quinta da Regaleira, you follow the road that winds behind it for a few kilometres. It took us about 50 minutes to walk there in the mostly rural setting. There is not a lot of space at the side of the... More 

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Sintra, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

This palace is located around 2km after Seteais Palace. While it's not very large, it has an exotic and unique look from any other palace in this area. The gardens are composed by a variety of flowers and trees.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

This old estate is like walking into a lace palace. It's mostly restored and it's breathtaking! White carved walls and ceilings with toughs of gold. Hallways with 6 arches overhead. It has an Indian feel to it. The gardens were also fabulous. We only got a day and 1/2 in Sintra. Not enough!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

It's a small palace in a large garden. The palace is decorated with Indian wood work. The rooms are connected by gorgeous hallways. There's a beautiful stairway a da library. You can see the kitchen and the details in it. There's still some restoring work being done, but it's worth visiting!!!

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