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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"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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"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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"Our family of 6 enjoyed the great sights and places where our driver took us. Freedom of time spent has been appreciated to adjust to our likings. Our 5 year old could not stop giggling when off-road."
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"Magnifica experiencia, mentía especial a Stanislav, el guía, que nos acompañó en todo momento y nos acompañó por todos los monumentos explicándonos con detalle la historia de cada uno de ellos. Muy agradable, conversador y atento en todo momento para que la experiencia fuese agradable para nosotros. También agradecer su excelente profesionalidad a Thiago, el conductor, un magnífico profesional y que hizo muy agradable la travesía. Con profesionales de este nivel se consigue un tour con un extra de calidad respecto a otros existentes y que hace que lo recomiende a amigos y que repitamos con esta empresa en futuras ocasiones "
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"Fernando was awesome! Funny, friendly, knowledgeable and the tour is very well organized. "

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