Only 30 bedrooms occupy Seteais, it's interior walls are decorated with ornate furnishings while the ballrooms are adorned with stunning tapestries and frescos attributed to the French painter Jean-Baptiste Pillement. Painted motifs include exotic vegetation and mythological characters, in accordance with the romanticism tastes of the time. There's a bar with amazing panoramic views from it's terrace open to non-guests where you can enjoy terrific views of the Sintra Mountain whilst enjoying a glass of local wine or a cocktail. The excellent restaurant is also available to visitors however making a reservation is advised. The ground floor is open to visitors where you can enjoy the elaborate decor, the Sala Gildemeester is particularly beautiful.
The Palace is surrounded by extensive gardens and lawns paraded by peacocks and set amongst fruit trees and exotic plants. Hedge mazes on the garden terrace to the rear of the Palace overlook the beautiful landscapes beyond where one can loose all sense of time. If you're in the vicinity of Quinta da Regaleira around the corner it's well worth coming here to admire the views. Why to treat yourself to a first class meal at the elegant restaurant or book a tasting of the regions excellent wine. Book Online
A short walk out of Sintra old town along the Rua Consiglieri Pedroso road (N375), turn left at the junction just past the Lawrences hotel. The main entrance is 300 metres on the right past the Fonte dos Pisões fountain on the left hand side.
Take the IC19 from Lisbon, IC30 from Mafra or EN9 turning off the A5 motorway to Cascais. Once you have arrived in the town's historic centre, you'll see signs showing the way to the Seteais Palace.
The Scotturb bus #435 leaves from Sintra Train station or outside the Tourist Information office in the centre of old town Sintra to The Seteais Palace on it's way to the Palace of Monserrate.