Sintra National Palace

Sintra Portugal

The Sintra National Palace (Portuguese: Palácio Nacional de Sintra), also called Town Palace (Palácio da Vila Vila=Town) is located in the town of Sintra, in Portugal near Lisbon. It is the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal, having been inhabited more or less continuously at least from the early 15th up to the late 19th century. It is an important tourist attraction and is part of the Cultural landscape of Sintra, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The mixture of Gothic, Manueline and Moorish styles in the present palace is mainly the result of building campaigns in the 15th and early 16th centuries.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sintra_National_Palace)

It costs €8.5 entrance fee (2013) and although externally it could do with a lick of paint, the rooms inside the Palace are well worth visiting.

(Sintra National Palace)

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