Sintra National Palace (Central)

The millennial history of Sintra National Palace begins during the Muslim rule on the Iberian Peninsula. The town has records dating back to the 8th century showing a rich history of Muslim construction at the time.

D. Afonso Henriques, 1st King of Portugal operated from here. The primitive Moorish palace, property of the Portuguese Crown since 1147 has been the scene of political events of extremely importance to Portuguese history.

Sintra National Palace  was a home for Portuguese royal families until the republic formed in 1910, when the royalty was properly disposed of. New construction bodies were added over time , under the reign of King Dinis, John I and Manuel I , keeping its silhouette from the mid-sixteenth century.

Sintra National Palace

The beauty of Sintra starts with its natural surroundings. Sintra National Palace is located in the center of town so it can’t be missed by any visitor.

Other well-known buildings in Sintra mountain include the Moorish Castle, the Pena Palace, the Capuchos Convent, the Palace of Montserrate, the Palace of Ribafrias, the Palace of Seteais, the Quinta de Regaleira and the Town Hall.

Discover a world of fairy tale palaces and gardens. Learn about the architectural styles of the buildings, and admire panoramic views. Do not miss the traditional small cakes at Piriquita coffee shop.

Sintra National Palace Tickets

Prices 29th March to the 24th October

Ticket for adults (18 – 64 yrs) – 10 euros

Ticket for youths (6 – 17 yrs) – 8,50 euros

Ticket for seniors (over 65 yrs) – 8,50 euros

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

GPS Coordinates
38º 47’ 50.50” N 9º 23’ 25.87” W

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Sintra National Palace

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Sintra National Palace 38.797663, -9.390655 Sintra National Palace Private Tour: Lisbon Helicopter Flight Including Sintra and Queluz National Palace Lisboa City Card


  • Monument: Sintra National Palace, XI Century
  • How To Get There: 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). Sintra (historic centre) > National Palace of Sintra (historic centre) By bus (Scotturb) • From Sintra Train Station Scotturb buses No. 434 and 435, run from the railway station to the National Palace of Sintra. On foot Sintra Train Station – National Palace of Sintra (10-15 minutes).
  • Address: Largo Rainha D. Amélia 2710-616 Sintra
  • Open: Every day. Except 1st Jan and Christmas day
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