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National Palace of Sintra

Situated in the town’s historic centre, the National Palace of Sintra is a unique monument, distinguished by its outstanding historical, architectural and artistic value.

Of all the Palaces that the Portuguese monarchs had erected throughout the Middle Ages, only Sintra has survived practically intact, maintaining the essence of its configuration and silhouette since the mid-16th century. The main work campaigns after the Christian Reconquest (12th century) were promoted by the kings D. Dinis, D. João I and D. Manuel I, between the end of the 13th century and the middle of the 16th century. These adaptation, expansion and improvement works determined the physiognomy of the palace.


The National Palace of Sintra may be visited by people with reduced mobility in 40% of the total visiting circuit, that is, is possible to access several museological spaces that include the Royal Kitchen, Manueline Room, Queen Maria Pia's Rooms, Halberdiers Room, Swans Room, Central Courtyard, Lion's Patio, Preta's Garden, shop and cafeteria.

In order to access the Palace, it is necessary to enter through the Royal Kitchen since the main entrance, due to its architectural features, has several levels of consecutive stairs. To access the kitchen, an electric traction equipment is available, which will improve the mobility of the manual wheelchairs, overcoming the inclination and the uneven pavement of the route. Inside the Palace, permanent ramps and stair-climbing equipment, are also available, which allow to assure the best safety conditions and allow circulation in part of its interior. The exit from the monument is also made with the stair climber equipment.

Inside the Palace, a tactile model of the monument is available. 


On foot
Sintra Train Station – National Palace of Sintra (10-15 minutes).

By car
If driving to Sintra, take the IC19 (from Lisbon), IC30 (from Mafra) or EN9 (turning off the A5 motorway to Cascais).

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

Public transportation
Lisbon > Sintra
By train (CP) – Take the Sintra Line
Departure stations:
• Estação do Oriente
• Estação do Rossio
• Estação de Entrecampos

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.


Open daily apart from 1 January and 24,25,31 December:

Opening Times
9:30am – 6:30pm (last ticket and last admission 6pm)

Prices (15% online discount if purchased at least 3 days in advance)
Adult (18 – 64 yrs) – 13€
Youth (6 – 17 yrs) – 10€
Senior (over 65 yrs) – 10€
Child (<6 yrs) - Free
Family (2 adults + 2 youths) – 35€


OPENING HOURS: next days Tue  09:30-18:00
Wed  09:30-18:00
Thu  09:30-18:00
Fri  09:30-18:00
Sat  09:30-18:00
Sun  09:30-18:00
Mon  09:30-18:00
Tue  09:30-18:00
Dec 24, 2024
Dec 25, 2024
Dec 31, 2024

Largo Rainha Dona Amélia
2710-616 Sintra


  • Visit to the Palace of Sintra



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