Parque de Monserrate, Sintra

4.8
#2 of 7 in Nature in Lisbon District
Get to know the 2,500 species of plants found among lakes, waterfalls, and ruins at Parque de Monserrate, a beautiful palace and garden that counts the likes of Lord Byron among its visitors. Masters gardeners and botanists designed the lawns, which bloom with Portuguese native plants as well as flora from five continents. Cork oak trees and holly trees provide shade to visitors strolling the pathways. Do not miss the palace either--one of the finest Romantic structures in Portugal. Highlights include the music room, reception room, and fascinating Indian living room, and you can tour the private living quarters as well. Use our Sintra vacation planner to visit Parque de Monserrate on your trip to Sintra, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We were shocked by how beautiful the grounds were, even in January. They're beautifully maintained, and well worth an hour or two of wandering. The palace has been wonderfully restored; you have...  more »
  • The grounds of Monserrate were so much less crowded than the other palaces we had visited in Sintra, which meant more time to stop for photos, enjoy the moment and imagine what life must have been...  more »
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