Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra

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The exotic Park and National Palace of Pena, a World Heritage Site known for its Romanticist architecture, is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. While the foundation of this palace dates back to a chapel in the Middle Ages, the current appearance is mostly the work of German architect Baron Wilhelm Ludwig von Eschwege. He mixed Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic, and Neo-Renaissance styles to create this dramatic structure. Tour the palace to admire the building's restored red and yellow facade, interior design, and antique furniture. Use our Sintra trip planning website to visit Park and National Palace of Pena on your trip to Sintra, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Get to Sintra early! We left Lisbon around 9:15 and got there around 10:00 a.m. We bought the 12.5 euro day pass which covers the three major bus lines. We took the 434 and skipped Sintra castle. We s...  more »
  • everything prepared for visits for tourists with information of all kinds and a bus that takes you to the top which is expensive to my mind by the shortness of the trip that if not in slope would have no raison d ' être for grandparents ideal. at all times staff see that appear and disappear from the precincts warning that you should not use flash, but must have a double aspect by there deposited objects of great value, a necessary visit to know that well existed at that historical time if belongings to the nobility clear nothing new because across Europe was what prevailed during siglos.lo better for my was the kitchens with soul and warmth of people working in the service of the senor.facil arrive, easy to see wonderful views recommended to visit ,.
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  • A castle is exceptional as we see little. Very different architecture following places. A treat. Almost obligatory to go bus
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  • Beautiful scenery and interesting castle. We did not find the wait for ticket and entrance too long. Arrived around 2pm. I can recommend to buy a combo ticket for both garden and castle, so you don’t have to wait in line at the castle again. It is a steep walk of >14% for 600m, but there is a small bus for a fee. However it does not seem to leave very often. Our toddler walked the entire way, and thought all the flowers were amazing. The castle itself was good, but it was a set narrow path you had to follow, sometimes making it hard to stop and read the signs, as you would block the line. A shame since some information is lost that way.
  • There are a bunch of different tickets. One is a decision between only going to the park or also to the castle. Best tip: just get the park ticket. If you have seen old castles elsewhere then you get the idea and can save some money. If you get a park ticket, you'll still be able to go to the castle and all around it (you just won't be able to go inside the castle). The park, and the outside of the castle is amazing tho. Isn't worth paying the ticket to go inside tho.
  • This palace it's so whimsical, it's like a dream made true. Full of colors and on a mountain set, you have a 360° view of your surroundings. When you buy the ticket you can not only walk the gardens and visit the palace but also visit other installations in the area. Truly worth the money. Price per ticket it's around 15€ including parking
  • This is a castle on steroids! Most castles are empty and incomplete. Rarely do they have any semblance of being usable and yet Pena Palace really let's you see and feel how royalty lived. The views are beautiful and are only eclipsed by the amazing architecture. Best advice is to show up just before they open or be prepared to wait. It took us 1 hour to see everything up close and as we were leaving there were over a hundred people in line waiting to enter.
  • Was a pretty spectacular palace! Beautiful coloured buildings and amazing views. We were all very happy with the 15€ spent on entry. Our only issue would be the organisation of the ticket desks. Waited in line for a very long time to buy tickets, and then walked over to another line to wait to get in. Would recommend walking down to the lakes after visiting the palace.
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