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Hidden Lives

02 National Palace Of Sintra Credits PSML Luis Duarte


National Palace of Sintra


By appointment





Meeting Point

Ticket Office of the National Palace of Sintra


+351 21 923 73 00

The ‘Hidden Lives’ visit will take participants on a journey into the secret corners of the National Palace of Sintra, revealing a more anonymous side to the palaces which has been forgotten by history. The monument’s curator will take you to places  that are not usually accessible and open the doors of the secluded chambers of the Portuguese queens, the bedchamber prison of King Afonso VI and the private areas reserved for servants, telling stories that have never been told before.


Route with accessibility obstacles. Several staircases. Please wear footwear suitable for uneven surfaces and narrow stairs.

Would you like to schedule this activity for a date and time of your choice? Contact us:


Adult/Senior (>18 years old)
30 €
Junior (6-17 years old)
10 €
Per family (2 adults + 2 juniors)
70 €


You can make your experience even more memorable with a brunch, a lunch or a cocktail. Reservations via e-mail ([email protected] ) 72 hours in advance.



  • Menu: Scone; toast; croissant; grain bread; butter; jam; ham; cheese; yogurt; granola; quiche; apple cake with cinnamon; queijada (traditional cheesecake); fruit; natural juice; water; tea or galão (hot drink made with espresso and milk) or hot chocolate; coffee
  • Price 2 people: 32 €
  • Price for family (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old): 50€



  • On request



  • Menu: White wine; orange juice; water; queijadas from Sintra (traditional cheesecake)
  • Price 2 people: 20 €
  • Price for family (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old): 26€

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