Monserrate Palace And ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Monserrate, 2710-405 Sintra, Portugal
- Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +35121-9237300
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
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.
- 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.
- By bus: 435
- By train: Take the mini –train Monserrate Line from the historic centre.
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95% of people who visit Sintra include Monserrate Palace And Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
39.33% of people start their Monserrate Palace And Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Monserrate Palace And Park
91.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monserrate Palace And Park
The Palace is beautiful, with amazing detail throughout, and the gardens are huge and each section stunning in different ways. You could easily spend hours here. Well worth the entrance fee - which includes the Palace and the gardens.
Palace is stunning but lacked atmosphere being completely empty. Beautiful plaster work and ceilings and gardens were amazing. Lots of walking but there is a buggy to bring you back to Gates at a cost of 2.50 euros. Worth it tho.
A magical place to be with your loved one. Perfect place to spend the afternoon. The rose garden is seasonal i didn't had chance to see them, the pond's are good, the Mexico garden is smaller than on paper but I still good, the abandoned chapel is very pretty , the pace is the best part , the café is lovely not to pricey.
This was such an amazing detailed palace! We loved it. In every corner there’s so much detail and ornaments. The history that was written throughout the entire building was very interesting. And we’ve stayed very long relaxing in he grass with such an amazing view of the park. We thought it was the most beautiful and romantic palace in these surroundings.
Beautiful place, does require a little bit of walking up and down paths to get to the palace. Take comfortable footwear. Nice to watch the sun go down.The light bounces off trees and creates interesting shadows.