Best Palaces and Castles in Sintra Portugal

Pena Palace

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Pena Palace's striking yellows, pinks, blues, greens, whimsical turrets and domes will make you feel like you are walking around in a Disney movie. Its eclectic design reflects the tastes and styles of the monarchs who lived there.

Palacio Nacional de Sintra

The Sintra National Palace, in the heart of the town, is likely the first palace you will encounter when exploring Sintra's magnificent castles and palaces. Its most distinctive features are the two large conical chimneys that tower over the building and can be seen from afar.

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Moorish Castle

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The Moorish Castle is arguably the most impressive historical site in Sintra. With its striking hillside location just a 10-minute stroll from the Palace of Pena, the castle walls offer breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Palacio de Monserrate

Nestled in the heart of the enchanting Sintra mountains lies the Monserrate Palace, once the summer resort of the Portuguese royal court.

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Quinta da Regaleira

Quinta da Regaleira is not your average Sintra palace. From its underground tunnels to its intricate Masonic symbolism, this estate is full of surprises and secrets waiting to be discovered.

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Seteais Palace

Built in the 18th century, Seteais Palace boasts lavish architecture and opulent interiors. This stunning palace has been preserved to showcase its historical charm and features ornate rooms with intricate details, including gilded mirrors and crystal chandeliers.

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