Sintra National Palace, Sintra

#4 of 108 in Things to do in Sintra
Must see · Architectural Building · Historic Site
The historic Sintra National Palace represents the most well-preserved medieval palace in Portugal. You can tour the palace, which was named a National Monument and World Heritage Site, for a closer look at the preservation and restoration. This castle dates back to the 10th century and was inhabited from at least the 15th through 19th centuries. While it was built in Moorish times, its architectural style is a result of rebuilding in the 1400s. View the mixture of Gothic, Manueline, Mudéjar, and Moorish style present today, as well as decorative ceramic tiles added to the site during the Age of Discoveries. Start your trip to Sintra by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
Create an itinerary including Sintra National Palace

Sintra National Palace reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
5,058 reviews
  • Complex of medieval palaces in the centre of town. Don’t forget to look up inside the two enormous kitchen chimneys which dominate the palace and are the symbol of Sintra. Good views (only rated...  more »
  • Unlike the castle at the top, this castle Has real historical history going back hundreds and hundreds of years. It is well laid out and well notated. Give yourself plenty of time since the castle is....  more »
  • This is a lovely place to visit. We were unaware of the total history of Portugal and had expected the royal palace to be much older. Glad it wasn't because we got a great look at what passed for cutting edge in the 19th century. Fascinating stuff. There are self guided tours available - we hired a guide. Glad we did because we find that you get a lot more out of the visit. Finding the place was easy and parking convenient. Costs were minimal.
  • It is "the most striking building in Sintra, with two towering spires visible in every corner of the town. The biggest "Swan hall" is beautifully decorated, with 27 swans in different poses depicted on the ceiling. Admission ticket: Adults 10 euro 6-17 years old and over 65 years old 8.5 Euro

Plan your trip to Sintra

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.