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Sintra National Palace Overview

Popularly known as the Town Palace, the Sintra National Palace is a historic house museum today and one of the most attractive places to visit in Portugal. It is one of the most well preserved royal palaces from the medieval era in Portugal. It is the country’s most lived-in royal palace which also showcases minimalistic Gothic designs alongside highly adorned state rooms. 

Explore this well preserved medieval royal palace that is also one of the best places to visit in Portugal for its beautiful architecture and stunning interiors. While the exterior has been created in minimalistic Gothic style, the interiors of the palace are quite grand with decorative state rooms. This has also been home to the ruling nobility of the country from the early 15th to the late 19th centuries thus making the palace the country’s most lived in palaces. 

Located in the very heart of Sintra, the palace is also popularly referred to as the Town Palace and the two massive chimneys that protrude from the palace kitchens have come to become symbolic of this town. Once inside the palace, you will find yourself amid sheer opulence as manifested in the Magpie room, the Coat of Arms room, the Swan Room, or even the Palatine Chapel.

Highlights

• Explore one of the best places in Portugal to witness a smooth blend of both Manueline and Moorish styles of architecture.
• Enjoy looking at the visually striking exterior features of the palace, the two massive chimneys from its kitchens that have become iconic symbols of the city.
• Go through the Palatine chapel, Galleon Room, and the magnificent octagonal Sala dos Cisnes or the Swan Room that is decorated with frescoes of 27 gold collared swans.
• See the Sala das Pegas or the Magpie Room with a ceiling painted with magpies and the wooden Sala dos Brasoes that comprise the shields of 72 royal families.

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