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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. Make 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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Visited the palace and the gardens on a misty morning in August. Loved the building structures with Arab, moorish influences. The park and gardens are well kept and offer a lush scent when walking... more »
Palacio de Monserrate was stunning to visit. This would personally be on my must do list as it's much quieter and peaceful in comparison to the neighboring Pena Palace. The grounds are immaculate and.... more »
Beautiful grounds. Inexpensive entrance price. The house was beautiful - quite empty of furniture when we attended, but this allowed us to see the decor more easily. On the day we went, a lot of the gardens were closed due to fire safety. This is an important and necessary precaution, but it might be worth checking if this will happen during your visit.
Wow. Absolutely stunning building, and almost no one there! The gardens are amazing, and it wld have been easy to wander for hours. They have specific paths recommended for those w limited mobility, and a free little shuttle that can drive you to the main spots, but if you are willing/able to walk on rougher terrain, it's worth it. We really enjoyed it. The cafe was cute. Signs throughout so you don't get lost.
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