Fodor's Expert Review Palácio e Parque de Monserrate

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This estate, 4 km (2½ miles) west of Sintra, was laid out by English gardeners in the mid-19th century at the behest of a wealthy Englishman, Sir Francis Cook. The centerpiece is the Romantic-style, three-dome Palácio de Monserrate, which combines Gothic and Indian architectural influences with Moorish touches. The gardens, with their trickling streams and waterfalls, are famed for an array of tree and plant species, with notable species clearly marked and identified. 

Fodor's Choice Family Historical Romantic Castle/Palace

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Sintra, Lisbon  2710-405, Portugal

219 237 300

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