Montserrat Palace, Show all 3 places in Sintra » Sintra3
- 2710-405 Sintra, Portugal
- Working hours*:
open - close 09:00 — 19:00
LAST TICKET AND LAST ADMISSION 18H00
open - close 09:30 — 18:30
LAST TICKET 17H30 AND LAST ADMISSION 18:00
Ticket for adults (18 – 64 years) 8 €
Ticket for youths (6 – 17 years) 6,5 €
Ticket for seniors (over 65 years) 6,5 €
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 youths) 26 €
- * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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Palace in Sintra - Palácio de Monserrate
This palace located farther than the rest from the historical centre, not all tourists get there. In the form in which it is, the palace built at the end of the 19th century when a British gentleman bought it and rebuilt the decaying estate to his taste. It turned out very nicely.
Also impressive is the parkland, which houses the oldest lawn in Portugal - soft and dense, like a carpet.
History of Montserrat Palace
The history of Montserrat Palace has a long history (almost five centuries). The estate changed owners and rebuilt many times.
The current palace is associated with the name of the British merchant and art collector Francis Cook, who in 1858 bought the abandoned estate and rebuilt the castle and park to his liking.
The palace was a summer vacation spot for the Cook family, and in 1949 it was acquired by the state. In 1978 it received the status of an object of public interest.