Monserrate Palace And Park, Sintra
About Monserrate Palace And Park, Sintra
Monserrate Palace And Park, Sintra - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Monserrate, 2710-405 Sintra, Portugal
Ticket Price: 7 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
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Monuments in Sintra are often found to be built in the Portuguese Romanticist tradition which has a distinctly eclectic approach to design. The Monserrate Palace is no different in this regard. It was built in 1858 by an English architect in Gothic, Moorish and Mughal (Indian) designs.
The Park area houses a wide variety of botanical riches. Plant species from across continents were brought to the garden. Fans of Lord Byron’s poetry would know that the famed poet mentions the Monserrate ruins in ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’.
You don’t have to be a historian or an aficionado of architectural design to know that you are looking at an overwhelming work of wonder. The octagonal Main Hall of the palace is adorned with alabaster statues and elegantly covered with decorative symbols and themes.
The Indian Drawing Room is a reflection of the love and lavishness that has gone into decorating this Palace. The room is decked with furniture and fabric from India and other porcelain and crystal items from Venice and China.
The Monserrate Park is often used for photography exhibitions, family activities and special events.
Certain sections of the Palace are beautifully illuminated, adding a well-deserved shine to the Palace’s glory.
Monserrate Palace And Park Information
- Other Ticket Prices: Discounted rates on ticket are available for children (6-17) and senior citizens.
- They also offer a combo ticket which provides visitors access to several other attractions.
- Children under 5 can enter for free.
- If you hold a Lisbon card, you can avail a discount on the ticket prices.
- Tips & Warnings: Monserrate Palace is about an hour by foot from the Sintra centre.
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- By bus: 435
- By train: Take the mini –train Monserrate Line from the historic centre.
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8 euro entrance for grownups worth every penny. , Very beautiful garden. A small but outstanding palace, more like a summer house. If you park on the upper road, take note : it is a very long way to the top. Very steep pathways and lots of stairs. A must see in Sintra.
The landscaped gardens are well kept and the outside of the house is stunning. However, when we went renovations were underway and there was no furniture etc in the rooms. Signage around the gardens is not particularly clear and although there is a disability accessible route marked it is still quite undulating and so not suitable for all.
The palace and gardens of Monserrate are beautiful, and well worth the visit. It's quite a walk to get around all of the gardens, but there's a convenient shuttle bus for those that need it. The palace is in the process of being renovated, but is stunning nonetheless.
Such a beautiful piece of architecture and the surrounding. Plan to spend at least half a day here.that much to see. ONE full day would be best in summer.
Really wonderful. My favourite place around Lisbon. Montserrate Palace is amazing.
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