Sintra national palace

sintra national palace

What is the Sintra National Palace in Portugal?

The Sintra National Palace, also known as the Town Palace, was among the palaces used by the Portuguese Royal Family almost up to the end of the Monarchy, in 1910. Its construction began in the 15th century by an unknown architect.

What is the name of the town palace in Portugal?

Palace of Sintra, also known as the Town Palace. View from east, showing the Manueline section The Palace of Sintra ( Portuguese: Palácio Nacional de Sintra ), also called Town Palace ( Palácio da Vila) is located in the town of Sintra, in the Lisbon District of Portugal. It is a present-day historic house museum .

Is the Sintra National Palace accessible to people with special needs?

The visit route in the Sintra National Palace has been changed to better accommodate people with special needs. Accessibility solutions have been installed that include removable equipment such as ramps, and fixed and reversible equipment such as platform lifts, to ensure that the spaces retain their characteristics.

What to do in Sintra?

The minimalistic gothic exterior of the palace hides a wonder of decorative state rooms and the national palace is a highly recommended attraction while visiting Sintra.

What makes the Sintra National Palace so special?

The Sintra National Palace, located in the historic town centre, is a unique and unmissable monument for its historical, architectural and artistic value.

What to do in Sintra?

The minimalistic gothic exterior of the palace hides a wonder of decorative state rooms and the national palace is a highly recommended attraction while visiting Sintra.

Who was the first person to visit Sintra?

The earliest mention in a source is by Arab geographer Al-Bacr. In the 12th century the village was conquered by King Afonso Henriques, who took the Sintra Palace castle for his use.

Why is the Sintra castle important?

It is the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, being inhabited more or less continuously from at least the early 15th century to the late 19th century. It is a significant tourist attraction, and is part of the cultural landscape of Sintra, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.

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