"Palácio Nacional de Sintra" Palácio Nacional de Sintra - Sintra National Palace Tip by pieter_jan_v
Palácio Nacional de Sintra - Sintra National Palace, Sintra: 60 reviews and 114 photos
The Palácio Nacional de Sintra history goes back to the 14th century when the Royal Chapel, was built during the reign of King Dinis I. Through the ages many add-on rooms and buildings were built.
Much of the present building dates from 1415 when King John I initiated a major construction of the building a.k.a. Ala Joanina, around the central courtyard. It is characterised by the main building facade with the entrance arches and the mullioned windows in Manueline and Moorish styles (called ajimezes) and the conical chimneys of the kitchen.
The Palace has these great rooms:
-The Swann's Room (Sala dos Cisnes) in Manueline style.
-Pegas' Room (Sala das Pegas).
-Arab Room (Sala dos Árabes) .
A second major construction took place between 1497 and 1530 and was ordered by King Manuel I . During this time the Ala Manuelina (Manuel's Wing), to the right of the main façade was built. Furthermore other rooms were redesigned and richer decorated.
The Palace suffered damage in the Great Earthquake of 1755, but was restored in its former beauty.
Palácio Nacional de Sintra impressions
Mo-Tu: 9.30AM - 5.30PM
Th-Su: 9.30AM - 5.30PM
Admission: € 7.00
There is a museum shop at the entrance and bathroom facilities.
Address: Largo Rainha D. Amélia - 2710 Sintra
Directions: Heart of the old town of Sintra.
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