National Palace Of SintraCurrently Closed
- Address: Largo Rainha Dona Amélia, 2710-616 Sintra, Portugal
- Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +35121-9106840
- Ticket Price: 9 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
National Palace Of Sintra - Review
There is no dearth of royal castles and palaces in Portugal. But 15th century National Palace at Sintra is probably the best maintained palace in the country not to mention the most visited palace in all of Portugal. Visitors will find the palace grand both in size and beauty.
The architectural beauty of the National Palace can be attributed to the eclectic designs chosen to adorn it. Visitors can find a mixture of Gothic, Moorish and Manueline styles throughout the palace. It remained well preserved by its royal residents and regular renovations and redesigns were added every few years.
Each room of the National Palace has a unique design and environment. The Royal Bedchambers still exude the magnificence and charm of days gone by. The Pegas Room, Pagoda Room and the Coat of Arms Room are some of the most beautiful sections of the Palace.
The Swan’s Hall: The largest room of the National Palace, the Swan’s Hall was used by the royal family for special occasions and continues to be used to host official receptions of the State.
King Joao’s Central Patio is a gorgeous work of art. Decorated in Arabic architecture, the Central Patio has its own water grotto and is covered with ornately decorated tiles depicting religious themes.
The two large chimneys of the estate’s kitchen are now a marked feature of the Sintra skyline. The Pegas room has an amusing history behind it. The Queen caught King Joao kissing a lady-in-waiting in that very room. To quell notorious gossip, the King had magpies (Pegas) painted over the entire room and gave the court something else to talk about.
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National Palace Of Sintra Information
- Opening hours may vary from season to season.
- The National Palace is a 10 minute walk from the Sintra train station.
National Palace Of Sintra Ticket Prices
- Discounted ticket prices are available for children and senior citizens.
- Entry into the Palace is free until 2:00 pm on Sundays and other holidays.
How To reach National Palace Of Sintra by Public Transport
- By Bus: Sintra Villa – Bus 434.
Restaurants Near National Palace Of Sintra
- Cafe de Vila
- Restaurante Cafe Paris
- Casa Piriquita
- Restaurant Hockey Caffee
- Restaurante Bengal tandoori
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Palace Of Sintra
95% of people who visit Sintra include National Palace Of Sintra in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
73.01% of people start their National Palace Of Sintra visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Palace Of Sintra
73.31% of people prefer walking in order to reach National Palace Of Sintra
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National Palace Of Sintra, Sintra Reviews
What a fairytale!!! The colors, the architecture, the design; I truly felt like this was a castle made for royalty. The history of this place is really interesting too. It was a bit crowded when we went so the tour of the inside was a bit of a drag but I could have roamed around outside for hours. So we did the Castle of the Moors first then walked from there to Pena Palace. There is definitely some uphill moments but it's not a terrible walk. Plus you can definitely stop and take pictures as you see the palace peaking through the trees on the walk up. We bought the tickets for both the Moors and Pena Palace together when we got to Moors Castle. There's a ticket center right before the entrance of the Palace though if you'd rather do that. I'd highly recommend coming to Sintra to explore both if you're visiting Portugal. It blew my mind!
The entrance fee is 10€ person, well worth the money. You can get a guided tour or walk by yourself. Many rooms are open and some are being restored to be available at a later date. Beautiful palace, in particular I enjoyed the dining room, kitchen and some of the royal chambers. This is a great place within walking distance of the train station. Recommend it !
This place is breathtaking. I suggest to go early in the morning right at the opening because it gets crowded really quickly. It was not as big as I expected it to be but color were as bright as they show it the picture. The castle over see the city and the Moorish Castle as well. I suggest you go there with a guide. I didn’t and I overheard some other groups about the history of this castle. If possible, wait for a sunny day to visit the place because Sintra tends to have some foggy days. The view could still be interesting but the sun was really bright when I went.
It's a lovely place to visit. Some of the rooms have unusual and creative ceilings. Definitely worth a tour. The only drawback is there are about 100 steps to climb, some without railings and many little steps up and down in and out of rooms.
Views are amazing. Worth the walk up, I think!!! Queue for inside castle were crazy. Two hour wait, even after you get into the main grounds, and there's another walk to the Palace. If you don't really care about getting inside just walk passed the queue and enjoy the fabulous views from the terrace.