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Sintra National Palace is a 15th Century royal Portuguese palace located in the hills east of Lisbon.  Today it the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal, having served as a summer palace for the royal family from the 15th to the 19th Century.

 

 
  

Much of the palace dates from 1415, when King John I of Portugal sponsored a major building campaign.  The palace combines Gothic, Manueline, and Moorish styles.  Perhaps the most recognizable feature of the palace are its twin conical kitchen chimneys, which rise above the rest of the palace grounds.

The palace is located in town, just a few minutes walk west from the train station.  From the palace, you can look up and see the Castelo dos Mouros towering above the town.


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