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Parque e Palacio de Monserrate, Sintra

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Nestled on a gentle green slope, Parque e Palacio de Monserrate presents a mix of Portuguese, Arabian, and Indian architectural styles surrounded by gardens of exotic plants. Built in 1858 for Sir Francis Cook--one of Britain's three richest men at the time--the palace features a range of styles and details that are uncommon on the Iberian Peninsula. Join a guided tour or take a leisurely walk around the site. Watch for lavishly decorated windows, walls, and arches, and walk through long hallways lined with marble pillars. View opulent gardens that host rare and expensive plants, and look for the remains of an old chapel at the site amidst the thick roots of overgrown trees. Make Parque e Palacio de Monserrate a centerpiece of your Sintra vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sintra trip planner.
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  • Really beautiful & off the beaten path. We did a great loop hike from here to the Convent and back. Probably my favorite day in Portugal in the last 5 weeks. If you want to get away from the crowds... 
    Really beautiful & off the beaten path. We did a great loop hike from here to the Convent and back. Probably my favorite day in Portugal in the last 5 weeks. If you want to get away from the crowds...  more »
  • Magical visit. We especially loved the gardens and the tranquil spaces. The palace is well signed throughout and immaculate. Probably our best day out in all the area throughout our 3 days visiting... 
    Magical visit. We especially loved the gardens and the tranquil spaces. The palace is well signed throughout and immaculate. Probably our best day out in all the area throughout our 3 days visiting...  more »
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  • Wow, what a lovely experience! The palace is absolutely beautiful, the architecture is amazing. In the upstairs floor, you can watch an amazing video about the history of the palace. The gardens and the nature is breathtakingly stunning. The grass hill which leads up to Montseratt Palace is amazing to climb as you see the palace towering above. An amazing experience, I definitely recommend if you are visiting and like to walk around enjoying nature.
  • This place us magical! Transports you into a fantasy garden world that makes you forget another world exists. Portugal has a whole has amazing architecture and this site is no different. Jazz plays on the grounds in the back by a live band. Easy to access and just sit and listen if you like. Had a phenomenal time and is a must-see is the UNESCO certified city of Sintra

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