Sintra National Palace

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About Sintra National Palace

The thousand-year-old history of the Palace of the Town of Sintra began during the Muslim occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Already mentioned in texts from the 11th century, the original Moorish Palace became the property of the Portuguese Crown after the conquest of the city of Lisbon by Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal, in 1147. It was first subjected to alteration work in 1281, in the reign of King Dinis, and new extensions were later added to the building over time, in the reigns of the kings Dinis, João I and Manuel I, although it has largely maintained its present-day outline since the mid-16th century.

What People Are Saying

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"I have always been fascinated about Portugal and this tour was the cherry on top! Sintra is unmissable, and when you have a good guide even better. Thanks again for the time, was a lovely day."
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"Tolle Mischung aus Kultur, Geschichte, Natur gespickt mit etwas Offroad-Abenteuer! Unser Fahrer war sehr bemüht und brachte uns auch an Plätze die nicht im Reiseführer beschrieben waren! Dieser Trip war jeden Cent wert! Steht als Fixpunkt bei unserem nächsten Besuch fest!!!"
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"We had a great time with the day tour. Our guide - Mr Feliciano was nice and accomodated to our needs. We enjoyed the 4×4 experience and seafood lunch by the beach! Thank you for the pastel da nata, a truly amazing dessert!"
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"Quero agradecer ao guia André Feldman por toda a simpatia e pelo dia mais que agradável que passamos em sua companhia. André tem muito conhecimento e segurança no que expõe aos turistas. Passeio imperdível!!!"
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"This tour is a wonderful way to see Sintra and miss all the hassles of group tours, busses and tourists. The guide is local and friendly. He took us places off the beaten path that we both agreed were amazing. He knows the countryside and best spots for lunch, photos and site seeing. "

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