Monserrate Palace

When Lord Byron  first time visited the Monserrate Palace, the estate’s sublime appearance was a source of inspiration for the poet.

Four kilometers away from Sintra’s historic center, Monserrate Palace witness the eclectic taste of the 19th century, where the exotic vegetal motifs of the building’s interior decoration extend harmoniously to the gardens outside, one of the richest botanical gardens and Romantic landscapes ever created in Portugal.

Over the years, the marvelous gardens have welcomed plant species from all over. The diverse origins of the plants create different scenic effects along the paths leading you to the ruins and hidden crannies, lakes and waterfalls. Much thanks to the intervention of William Stockdale (painter) and the master Francis Burt (gardener), but above all the romantic spirit of Francis Cook, that the Monserrate Palace Park grew to become what it is as we know it today.

Monserrate Palace

First record of the property dated from 1789. The estate and the Palace were bought by the Portuguese State in 1949.

The Monserrate Palace and Park were classified as a Property of Public Interest in 1993, and were included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which has been classified by UNESCO as World Heritage since 1995.

In 2000, responsibility for the management of the estate was transferred to Parques de Sintra, which embarked upon a profound program of recovery and restoration work. This has made it possible to reopen the Palace to the public, while returning the Park’s historic gardens to their former glory.

In 2013, the Park of Monserrate was distinguished with a European Garden Award under the category of the “Best Development of a Historic Park or Garden”.

Other prominent landmarks near the Monserrate Palace are the Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace, Pena National Palace and Sintra National Palace among others.

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Monserrate Palace


Prices until 28th March:

Ticket for adults (18 – 64 yrs) – 6,50 euros

Ticket for youths (6 – 17 yrs) – 5 euros

Ticket for seniors (over 65 yrs) – 5,50 euros

To benefit from a reduction on your visit to several sites, choose our combined ticket.

Prices 29th March to the 24th October:

Ticket for adults (18 – 64 yrs) – 8 euros

Ticket for youths (6 – 17 yrs) – 6,50 euros

Ticket for seniors (over 65 yrs) – 6,50 euros

To benefit from a reduction on your visit to several sites, choose our combined tickets.

GPS Coordinates
38º 47’ 30.70” N 9º 25’ 9.09” W
Monserrate Palace - Sintra

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  • Monument: Monserrat Palace
  • Address: Monserrate 2710-405 Sintra
  • Opening Times: Until 28th March - PARK 10h00 – 18h00, last ticket 17h00 PALACE 10h00 – 17h00, last ticket 16h30; Opening Times From 29th March to the 24th October - PARK 09h30 – 20h00, last ticket 19h00 PALACE 09h30 – 19h00, last ticket 18h15
  • Public Transports: Lisbon > Sintra By train (CP) – Take the Sintra Line Departure stations: • Estação do Oriente • Estação do Rossio • Estação de Entrecampos By car If driving to Sintra, take the IC19 (from Lisbon), IC30 (from Mafra) or EN9 (turning off the A5 motorway to Cascais). When you arrive in the town’s historic centre, you’ll see a vertical sign showing the way to Monserrate (3.5 km). Sintra (historic centre) > Park and Palace of Monserrate By bus (Scotturb) • From Sintra, take Scotturb bus No. 435, which runs from the railway station to the Monserrate
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