Pena Palace

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Have you ever been to Pena Palace?

Located in Sintra, the Park and National Palace of Pena are one of the most beautiful and symbolic tourist spots in Portugal. In addition to visiting the Palace, to get there you will also pass through a very relaxing natural park.

The Pena National Palace was not only elected as one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal, but was also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Take advantage of this visit to see what a real palace looks like, and to appreciate its romanticist architectural style. Built in the 19th century, it was the first palace of this style in Europe.

On this visit you can see several features of the palace that make it unique. Observe a Manueline cloister that has been preserved there since the 15th century or the famous and stunning Triton Portico.

A visit that combines history with natural and architectural beauty. Be fascinated with the palace, with its details, with statues and fantastic works, and with the natural beauty that surrounds the Pena Palace!

Top 5 curiosities of the Park and National Palace of Pena

1 - Former convent

Before being the Pena Palace as we know it, a convent was located here. Built by a Portuguese king, D. Manuel I, the convent ended up not resisting the famous and disastrous Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.

2 - Triton Portico

When visiting the Pena Palace you will come across a portentous sculpture of Triton. In Greek mythology, Triton was one of the gods of the sea. It is deduced that this sculpture is a reference to Luís de Camões and the discoveries era.

3 - More than 2000 thousand species of trees

In the Pena National Park, where you have to pass through before reaching the palace, you will find a vast and relaxing natural park. It is estimated that there are more than 2000 thousand species of trees here!

4 - Manueline cloister

From the former convent, there were few things that resisted the 1755 Earthquake. But one of them was a Manueline cloister that has been preserved here since the 15th century. Marvel at this relic!

5 - Arab inspiration

Despite being the romanticist architecture that characterizes the Pena Palace, the truth is that the inspiration for its construction is mostly Arab. Enjoy the Arabic-inspired romance features!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Park and National Palace of Pena are about 35 kilometers from Lisbon, which is the equivalent to a approximately 45 minutes drive by car.

The park is open from 9 am to 7 pm, and the last ticket is sold at 6 pm. The palace is open from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, the last ticket being sold at 5:30 pm. The last entry for both is at 06:00 pm.

The entrance to the park and the palace costs 14 euros for an adult (18-64 years). The youth ticket (6-17 years old) and the senior ticket (over 65 years old) cost 12.5 euros. There is also a family ticket with a cost of 49 euros and it includes 2 adults and 2 young people. These are the base prices.

In Lisbon you only have to take the train to Sintra. You can do it from Oriente Station, Entrecampos and Rossio. Then, when leaving at Sintra station, you can take the bus 434 that will take you directly to the Palace.

Upon arriving at the site you will be at the gates of the Pena National Park. To get to the palace you have to go up a bit. You have two options: you can either do it on foot, and we can tell you that it is a very pleasant route to do, or you can take a bus.

What People Are Saying

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"Hugo Cunha was an excellent tour guide! He is knowledgeable, personable, and a very safe driver, which makes the experience well worth it! Our tour of Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais was thoroughly enjoyable! If you appreciate in-depth learning about a location and culture, this is the perfect tour for you! Hugo was very accommodating and helpful and I highly recommend this tour experience."
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"This tour is an excellent day of exploring Sintra and the surrounding area and all the history it has to offer . We had Hugo as our guide who was absolutely excellent in making this day so worthwhile and fun . His knowledge of the history is outstanding ! ;We also visited Cabo da Roca and Cascais which made for a very informative full day tour . Hugo was amazing as our tour guide and we would highly recommend him for anybody considering this tour . 5 star tour with a 5 star guide !"
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"Sintra is an amazing place , very beautiful and enchanting. It was made more memorable and exciting because our tour guide. Is very knowledgeable and detailed in explaining the wonders of Sintra. We would definitely come back again wifh my children."
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"I was staying in Lisbon and wanted a day out to see Sintra and the surrounding areas. Hugo was our guide and driver and he was so great. He tailored the timing (as much as was possible, of course) to our speed and interests, and made the day seem like it was designed for us. We have a deep background in European history and he met all of our questions with a detailed answer with cheerful smile. Thanks for a great day Hugo!"
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"Passare da Sintra con la sua atmosfera magica, mistica e quasi surreale, a quella selvaggia, suggestiva, da ‘fine del mondo’ di Cabo da Roca, per poi improvvisamente ritrovarsi a Cascais cittadina colorata con sole e spiagge piene di surfisti... e per finire il Palacio Nacional di Queluz e i suoi meravigliosi giardini ... che dire ... di per sé un’esperienza davvero straordinaria ed emozionante. Ma ciò che l’ha resa davvero unica ed indimenticabile è stata la nostra guida Mauro, con la sua competenza, la sua sensibilità, la sua gentilezza e l’amore per il suo paese... nonché superlativo fotografo! Davvero INDIMENTICABILE"
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"Well spent 1/2 day learning about Sintra and the palaces. Visited the Pena Palace and the Quinta Ragaleira, both very interesting. Our guide Eduardo was excellent! Very knowledgable of the history but managing to crack jokes the whole time. We had a great time!"

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