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Lisbon, Portugal

Palácio Nacional de Sintra

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Today: 9:30am-6:00pm
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Sunday:9:30am-6:00pm
Monday:9:30am-6:00pm
Tuesday:9:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday:9:30am-6:00pm
Thursday:9:30am-6:00pm
Friday:9:30am-6:00pm
Saturday:9:30am-6:00pm
Cost: $12.92 USD (11.00 EUR)

Portuguese Royals' Getaway

This palace, built in the 14th century after the collapse of the Islamic rule in the region, has been home to Portuguese royalty for centuries. It is a short distance from Lisbon in the nearby medieval village of Sintra and is worth the effort to visit for the history of the palace and the beautiful village it overlooks. The palace has several notable rooms with quirky stories attached to them, and is a great place for history buffs to learn some entertaining new facts about life in Portugal since the Middle Ages. Take an hour to stroll the palace, and then spend some time checking out the rest of Sintra to get another perspective of Portuguese countryside life. While you are walking around the village don't forget try Sintra's typical pastries (Queijada and Traveseiro) at one of the many bakeries around town.

Utrip Tips

* Getting here is extremely easy, simply go to Rossio station and take the train (there is one every 30 minutes) to the Sintra station (around 40 min) * Recommended by Local Expert Alvaro Macchiavello

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