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National Palace of Sintra

Local name: Palácio Nacional de Sintra

The Palácio Nacional de Sintra National Palace is located at the foot of the hill. It is an interesting combination of Moorish, Manueline and Gothic styles. In 1910, the palace was proclaimed the National Monument of Porkugalia. In 1995, the entire landscape of Sintra was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Inside the palace, you can visit well-preserved halls with original equipment, such as: the hall of swans, galleons, coats of arms, magpie, Chinese and King Sebastian. In addition, you can see the chapel, palace kitchen and the room of King Manuel I.

The palace was built during the reign of the Moors. It was the headquarters of the Muslim rulers of the area. The current appearance was given to the building during expansion in the 15th century and then reconstruction in the 16th century. From that time until the second half of the nineteenth century, it was a frequent holiday residence of Portuguese kings and princes. In 1940, the palace was revitalized to restore its original appearance.

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    National Palace of Sintra map
    Largo Rainha Dona Amélia 2710-616 Sintra , Portugal