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
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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- Opening hours may vary from season to season.
- The National Palace is a 10 minute walk from the Sintra train station.
- 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.
- By Bus: Sintra Villa – Bus 434.
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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
If you have disability issues be aware of this place. On their website they have a whole area talking how welcoming they’re to people with mobility issues but it’s not true. I went there with my dad that uses a wheel chair and it was a complete disaster. We checked it all before going and the only place that was actually accessible is the entrance of the Palace and that’s all. It was raining on the day so he could not be seated in the terrace and the inside coffee shop that is “accessible “ just have high stools for sitting which means high tables! It was a joke! If you’re not accessible just don’t say you are. And even worse to make a coffee with accessibility but put high tables! What the hell were they thinking? Pathetic and disrespectful! Ah, and believe it or the wheelchair pays the ticket even if they have no access at all and are not able to wait in the cafe! A completely joke!
Definitely visit if in Sintra. You need about an hour to walk through. If you buy your ticket at the palace and plan to visit the the other castles buy the group package as it is discounted. The ticket lady also provided a walking map which was very useful.
Well.. it is a matter of taste. If you are into things like palaces and old stuff then you will love it. I'm not... I'm in the middle and I like it... things to consider: you can drive your own car but go really soon. There are buses and rides you can buy as an alternative... consider it because it is a long way up from the center.
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!
Great must visit place. There are no pictures which can show the magic and energy of the place. Best is if you walk from Sintra, the walk up is amazingly beautiful. After you reach the ticket office buy ticket for the castle only and walk up the road. After you visit the castle you can walk down through the park and you don’t need a ticket.