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National Palace of Sintra and Gardens Fast Track Ticket

National Palace of Sintra and Gardens Fast Track Ticket

From US$ 10.87 per person

Explore Palacio Nacional Sintra, the only palace built during the Middle Ages by Portuguese monarchs that has survived to the present day virtually intact. This monument is distinguished by its outstanding historical, architectural, and artistic value.

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Highlights
  • Explore the thousand year-old history of the National Palace of Sintra
  • Marvel at the best-preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal
  • Walk in the footsteps of Portuguese royals
  • Visit one of the most important and historical monuments of Portugal, right in the heart of Sintra
  • Admire the Manueline and Mudejar architecture and water features of the courtyards
Full description
Explore 1,000 years of Portuguese history with a skip-the-line entry ticket to the National Palace of Sintra. Enter the historic monument, first built as a Moorish castle after the Umayyad conquest of Hispania in the 8th century. Follow in the footsteps of the first king of Portugal, who extended the fortress in 1147. Marvel at how later extensions made use of the natural landscape as you admire the Manueline and Mudejar designs of the interior courtyards and discover windows with surmounted arches and walls covered in glazed tiles of geometric patterns.
Includes
  • Entry ticket to the National Palace of Sintra
  • Audio guide
  • Guided tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

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National Palace of Sintra, Largo Rainha Dona Amélia, 2710-616 Sintra. How to reach the National Palace of Sintra by car: • If driving to Sintra, take the IC19 (from Lisbon), IC30 (from Mafra) or EN9 (turning off the A5 motorway to Cascais). GPS Coordinates: 38º 47’ 50.50” N 9º 23’ 25.87” W. By public transport from Lisbon: • Take the train (Cambios de Portugal). Sintra Line Departure stations: Estação do Oriente, Estação do Rossio / Estação de Entrecampos. • Take the bus (Scotturb) from Sintra Train Station (Scotturb). Buses No. 434 and 435 run from the railway station to the National Palace of Sintra.

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Know before you go

  •  National Palace of Sintra opening hours: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM. Last admission 5:30 PM.
  • Parques de Sintra seasonal opening hours: December 24-25 and Jan 1 - closed all day. December 31 and January 2-3: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, last admission at midday.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 260 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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The National Palace is the less visited of the 2 main attractions in Sintra, therefore much less crowded than the Pena Palace. We were able to enjoy the palace at a leisurely pace. The collection of art, tiles and ceramics was excellent and the reception room was spectacular. The other advantage is it's right in the center of town, so no long bus ride is necessary. Definitely worth the visit if you go to Sintra.

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January 10, 2023

Super easy with the ticket on the phone. Absolutely start with Pena and the interior visit. Go outside then otherwise the line increases at high speed v. So do Pena (at the opening) descend on the castle of the Moors and aim for the National Palace around 2:30-3 p.m. We avoided all the lines in the middle of August.

August 15, 2021

Very nice, it is the first monument to visit when arriving from the station. There are some very impressive pieces. It's done pretty quickly, but it's worth it. On the other hand, we should have known better: there are a lot of things to see in Sintra and to choose from, we would not have made our itinerary in the same way if we had known beforehand. But we still had a great day (arrived a little before 10 a.m. and left at 4 p.m.)

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June 10, 2021

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