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“Amazing gardens!”
Review of Monserrate Palace

Monserrate Palace
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Ranked #7 of 78 things to do in Sintra
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Monseratte Palace is lovely. The music room is breathtaking.

You must give yourself at least three hours to truly appreciate the beauty of the gardens and the Palace itself.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Palacio de Monserrate.
We have spent a nice afternoon in the "Park of Monserrate".
The "Palacio de Monserrate" is located in the middle of the "Parque de Monseratte" which is located on the outside of the village of "Sintra".
You can leave your car on the outside of the park for free (small parking place), after buying a ticket you enter the park and follow the road who is indicated and from allot of plants you have the explanation and name on signs along the pad.
The park is an enormous place from "Fauna & Flora" were it is nice to walk during summer time, we have visited it during the month of June.
After a nice walk you arrive on the "Palacio de Monserrate", please do not expect a big Palace, you can compare it with a big "House" located in the middle of a nice park.
The Palace himself is worth the visit, this even it does not has furniture on the inside, but you have to see it as an extension from the park, and doing so you will enjoy the visit completely.
Take the whole thing as part of a visit to Sintra & Surroundings, and do not compare this park and palace with the "Castelo da Pena", but anyhow we liked the visit allot.
GPS: N - 38 - 47´- 31" W - 9 - 25´ - 9"

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We stopped at the tourist information office upon arriving and asked what would be the best approach to see the major sights in one day. The woman advised us to go to the Palacio Real, Monserrate, and Palace and Park of Pena in that order and end our day at the Moorish castle. We loved visiting the palace and grounds of Monserrate, but we planned to eat lunch there and were disappointed to find that there is no restaurant. We went on to the Palacio Pena. No restaurant there either! Finally, we had to settle for truly awful sandwiches at the little kiosk at the Moorish Castle. Sintra's castles and gardens are amazing, but, either eat in town or perhaps bring a picnic lunch!

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

I truly enjoyed wandering the fern gardens. The Palace is all about pillars and wonderful patterns of leaf and flowers. They have almost complete the renovations.

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Very different from pena palace and quinta da regaleira. The perfect place to walk around through gardens. This year they won the title of the best garden! ... We've been there if a guy called Alexander from Discover With Us company and he made us to love this place! Don't miss tea house. A very nice place with good teas and regional sweets.

Thank Pablo R
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