Monserrate Palace, Sintra
The Monserrate Palace was the traditional summer retreat for the Portuguese court. Visitors can explore this exotic palatial villa, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, located near Sintra, Portugal.
It's easy to reach on the train from central Lisbon.
Check ticket availability
There was no lineup at the entrance when we visited - Monday around 5pm; still more convenient to buy the tickets in advance.