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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  • Gorgeous place to visit! It was lovely to be somewhere so pretty and not have crowds of people everywhere. Of note: I took an Uber there and expected to take one back down. I could not find a... 
    Gorgeous place to visit! It was lovely to be somewhere so pretty and not have crowds of people everywhere. Of note: I took an Uber there and expected to take one back down. I could not find a...  more »
  • I won't write a review as there are many here. First time when we visited this place we loved it. It's one of the best places to see in Portugal. However second time we came with a dog. Many people... 
    I won't write a review as there are many here. First time when we visited this place we loved it. It's one of the best places to see in Portugal. However second time we came with a dog. Many people...  more »
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  • Take your time. Worth allowing a slow walk through the stunning, cleverly planted gardens. Prepare to be amazed by the delicately intricate interior of this utterly beautiful Moorish paláçio. Highly recommended. Take a BOLT driven car to arrive then perhaps do the walk back into town, if you have good walking shoes! Enjoy
  • In love with this park and palace. The palace is awe struck amazing. The gardens are nice. There's a waterfall as well. This place is so underrated. Great though, because not much tourists. Highly recommend.

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