Get your skip-the-line tickets and visit the National Palace of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.
The National Palace of Sintra is located right in the heart of Sintra. It was inhabited for nearly eight centuries by the Portuguese monarchy and its court. It was much used, particularly during the Middle Ages, as a hunting retreat and as a refuge from outbreaks of disease in the capital, or as a summer resort, thanks to the town’s more agreeable climate.
You’ll be amazed by the combination of styles since the building combines various architectural styles among which Gothic and Manueline elements stand out, together with the Mudéjar style.
A curious fact about this palace is that of all the palaces built by the Portuguese monarchs throughout the Middle Ages, only the palace of Sintra has survived to the present day virtually intact, still maintaining the same essential features of its shape and outline since the mid-16th century.
What are you waiting for? Immerse yourself completely in the history surrounding this magical place.