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“Nice garden route that leads to a trail to a view point, the Pena Palace and Moorish castle ”
Review of Vila Sassetti

Vila Sassetti
Ranked #18 of 55 things to do in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The palace is not open yet, but you can take a stroll in the garden for free. There's a small brook that runs through the garden and a serpentine pathway to the top. A farmer's house on the midway has a small cafe and there are toilets too. The path to the view point is pretty easy, but you should not go in sandals. And prepare to get sweaty, it's somewhat steep at times. Also rock climbing is possible after you exit the garden and continue towards the view point. This is a real gem for budget travelers as there's no entrance fee.

Thank Anna M
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

We started at Pena Castle, walked to the Castle of the Moors and as recommended by our guest house, took the Villa Sassetti Pedestrian Footpath down to Sintra. Not realizing that Villa Sassetti was a place, we were pleasantly surprised to happen upon a clean WC on the trail which it turns out was on the edge of the Villa Sassetti grounds. We continued to find beautiful gardens and grounds.While we didn't go into any buildings, we greatly enjoyed the end of our walk. While hiking boots aren't needed, I do not recommend walking down the trail in sandals.

3  Thank clf27
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Recently restored to its former glory Vila Sasseti used to be a summer house of the Sasseti family.
The main attraction are the fabulous gardens and walking tracks that lead from the tone of Sintra all the way up to the castle.
The tracks are fully restored and easy to follow with plenty of signage. No tourist crowds here going up and down.
It´s the perfect way to visit Sintra's treasures without the mess of tourists all around.

2  Thank Polskiman
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Vila Sassetti is a 19th century Lombard style villa situated on the hillside between Moorish Castle and the historic city centre. The property has been a hotel and private residency and makes for an attractive building which can be viewed from the town by looking up towards the castle.

If you take the hiking trail between the castle and/or Park of Pena down to the the city centre, you'll pass Vila Sassetti. The garden grounds here are very well manicured and the villa is a delightful property to look over from the outside. Not sure if the property is open for public at times of the year or if you can only view the villa from the outside.

Note: There is a small detached cafe at Vila Sassetti if you want to stop for a cup of coffee and/or cake.

2  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

We took advantage of the new hiking trail from the Moors Castle down to town. It took us past the climbing rocks through the newly restored gardens of the Vila Sassetti, very enjoyable!

Thank Ingrid E
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