Palacio de Monserrate, Sintra

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Nestled on a gentle green slope, 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. Plan to visit Palacio de Monserrate and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sintra attractions using our Sintra trip planner .
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  • This is another beautiful park and palace here. You must visit. You need more than an hour here. A good place walk around and enjoy.  more »
  • Both the palace and the garden deserve to be visited. The nobility of the palace allied to the various themes of the garden make it worth the ride.
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  • Beautiful park and marvellous palace. That park has different gardens with different styles and plants from many countries. The palace is magical as you can see in the pictures. Although it was a rainy day, but we still enjoyed the calmness of the gardens and the beauty of the place. Don't miss!
  • Beautiful Palace, it contains several gardens with specific themes. The inside of the Palace is breath taking with beautiful ornents and well preserved. Overall it's gorgeous :)
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