Pena Palace | A Stunning Landmark In Portugal

Popularly known as the crown jewel of the Sintra Hills in Portugal, the National Palace of Pena is a magnificent example of Portugal's 19th-century architecture and Romanticism. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a kaleidoscope, fusing Renaissance, Manueline, Moorish, and Gothic influences into a truly magical and attractive masterpiece.  

As you plan your visit to the palace, witness its exterior feature a riot of deep reds, startling blues, and vivid yellows, topped with decorative towers and spires that look like they came straight out of fairy tale books. Wander around the lush surrounding Pena Park, which adds to the charm of the palace, with its twisting paths, hidden caves, and exotic trees. The eclectic charm of the Pena Palace continues to its interior, where you can marvel at the luxurious State Dining Room, the King's and Queen's rooms, and the stunning Chapel, all of which are embellished with meticulous decorations.

Admire the lavish halls of the Pena Palace filled with beautiful tilework, and ornate furnishings, which provide an insight into the 19th-century’s royal opulence. The palace offers panoramic views of the Sintra hills and the Atlantic Ocean from its terraces, making it a must-see for anybody exploring this charming Portuguese town where history, art, and nature effortlessly blend.

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  • Marvel at the eclectic blend of Gothic, Moorish, and Renaissance style architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pena Palace is one of the best places to visit in Portugal.
  • Admire the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Sintra Mountains and Atlantic Ocean. 
  • Stroll through the 500 acres of lush gardens featuring 500 species exotic plants, 2000 varieties of flowers and hidden pathways.
  • Visit back in time as you walk across the opulent and ornate interior rooms of the palace. 
  • Get fascinated by the colorful terraces and decorative battlements which are one of the main highlights of the unique design of the palace. 
  • Get an insight about the royal life of the inhabitants of the palace and their extravagant practices. 
  • With the Pena Palace tickets, take a guided tour of the attraction in Sintra which is listed as one of the seven wonders of Portugal.


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  • Entrance to the Chalet of the Countess of Edla
Park and Pena Palace in Sintra: General Admission Tickets
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  • Visit the National Palace of Pena and learn about the history of this fairytale-like fortress

  • Explore this royal and picturesque UNESCO World Heritage site on the top of the Sintra Mountains

  • Admire the architectural marvel built in Romantic, Renaissance, Manueline, & Moorish style

  • Take a walk among the lush vegetation, the castle has 500 acres of grounds where you may observe 2000 varieties of flora and 500 species of trees.

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Must Know Before You Go
  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of arrival.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival.
  • Kids under 6 years can get in for free. Adult tickets are applicable for individuals aged 6+ years.
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the Porta Férrea entrance.
  • Please note that the venue is not reachable by car. There is a paid transfer service available bringing guests from the park entrance to the palace. The service runs every 15 minutes and is wheelchair accessible.
  • There's a free hop-on hop-off transfer service available between the Palace and the Chalet of the Countess of Edla. Simply show your entrance ticket and hop on!
  • No dogs are allowed in the park, except guide dogs.
  • Keep your ticket available during your visit.
  • The time slot assigned grants access to Pena Palace and must be respected. You can access the park anytime.
  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
  • Please note that the time slots may be subject to slight variations, and we will allocate a time slot available within a 30-minute window before or after your initial selection.
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Pena Palace Combo Tickets and Tours

Quinta da Regaleira + National Palace of Pena & Park
Quinta da Regaleira + National Palace of Pena & Park Tickets

Experience an incredible money - saving opportunity with this combo ticket, allowing you access to two popular attractions- Quinta da Regaleria and the National Palace of Pena & Park.This timed entry ticket ensures that you can explore Quinta dea Regaleria a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the assistance of an informative audio guide and delve into the rich history and enchanting surroundings of this historical gem. Additionally, discover the Palace of Pena, another UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, where lush greenery showcases plant species from all corners of the globe. 

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Day Trip From Lisbon To Pena Palace
Day Trips from Lisbon

If you're eager to discover the charming beauty of Portugal beyond the city limits of Lisbon, consider embarking on a day trip from Lisbon to Pena Palace. You can book the Palacio da Pena tickets online and get mesmerized by the breathtaking views of the Portuguese countryside en route to this must-see destination. Marvel at the stunning architectural design of the palace as you explore its intricacies and stroll through the lush park and National Palace of Pena. Moreover, You'll also have the chance to visit other mesmerizing attractions such as the stunning Cabo da Roca, the awe-inspiring Boca do Inferno, and the idyllic sandy beaches of Estoril, to name a few. All along, your experienced guide will regale you with intriguing information about each of these unique locations, making this a truly memorable trip!

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National Palace of Pena & Park and Moorish Castle Tickets
National Palace of Pena & Park + Moorish Castle Tickets
  • Explore two of the most iconic attractions of Sintra with the Pena Palace and Moorish Castle combo tickets
  • Admire the beautiful and unique architecture of the palace, its ornate interiors and perfect blend of ancient and contemporary styles.
  • Relax and unwind by the beautiful Pena Palace gardens housing a wide range of flora and fauna along with a secret garden.
  • Take a tour of the Moorish Castle, situated on the peaks of Sintra Hills which was built as a fortification for Lisbon.
  • Walk along the castle's parapet path and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lush hills contrasting against the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Immerse in the 360 degree panoramic views of the entire town from the watchtowers of the castle.
4.5-Hour Guided Tour of Sintra with Entry to National Palace of Pena
4.5-Hour Guided Tour of Sintra with Entry to Pena Palace
  • Take a guided tour of the Sintra and have access to the stunning Pena Palace with this combo ticket.
  • Get the convenience of a multilingual guide and air-conditioned coach round-trip transfers from Lisbon.
  • With the National Palace of Pena tickets, discover the well-preserved Gothic royal palace located in Portugal while exploring the town on your own.
  • Visit the exquisite 19th-century Pena Palace, its surrounding terraces, chapel, and gardens with a comprehensive guided tour.

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Guided Tour of Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca, Cascais & Estoril from Lisbon
Guided Tour of Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca, Cascais & Estoril from Lisbon
  • Explore the exquisite 19th-century Pena Palace, its surrounding terraces, chapel and the lush Pena Palace gardens having many exotic species of plants and flowers.
  • Book Pena Palace skip the line tickets and pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is also listed as one of the seven wonders of Portugal.
  • As you explore the palace, a professional guide by your side will narrate you captivating tales of its history, myths and legends.
  • Indulge in a shopping spree while strolling around the cobblestone streets of Sintra.
  • Stop by the Coba da Roca which happens to be the western most point of Europe offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Take a trip along Cascais coast and soak in the mesmerizing views of Praia do Guincho.
  • Experience the breathtaking panoramic views of Estoril, Portugal, with its picturesque sandy beaches, luxurious hotels, and glamorous casino.

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Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower and Pena Palace Tickets
Jerónimos Monastery + Belém Tower + Pena Palace Tickets
  • Explore the stunning architecture of the Jerónimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring intricate Gothic and Manueline style design elements.
  • Learn about the rich history of Portugal at the monastery which also served as a spiritual center and a symbol of the country’s power. 
  • Marvel at the ornate architecture of the Belem Tower which is also an iconic symbol of Portugal’s age of discovery.
  • Soak in the panoramic views of the Tagus River and surrounding area from the tower's top terrace, offering a breathtaking vantage point of Lisbon's historic waterfront.
  • Get fascinated by the unique blend of Renaissance, Moorish and Gothic architecture at the Pena Palace by booking Sintra castle tickets.
  • Spend some time relaxing by the beautiful lush gardens which feature numerous exotic species of flora.
  • Avail the Jerónimos Monastery + Belém Tower + Pena Palace tickets online to have the best experience in the city of Sintra.

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Why You Should Visit Pena Palace?

Pena Palace
  • Unique architecture: The National Palace of Pena architecture is a unique blend of Romanticism and Moorish style, making it an unusual and stunning sight to behold. 
  • Rich history: The palace was built in the 19th century and has a fascinating history that includes royal inhabitants, an earthquake, and even a restoration project. 
  • Panoramic views: The palace is situated atop a hill, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and the entire town of Sintra.
  • Beautiful gardens: The National Palace of Pena is surrounded by lush gardens with a variety of plants and trees from around the world, making it a delightful place to explore. 
  • Cultural Significance: The Pena Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also among the seven wonders of Portugal. 
  • Easy Access: The Pena Palace from Lisbon is easily accessible, the capital city, by train, bus or car and takes nearly 40 minutes.
  • Family-friendly: The Pena Castle is a great destination for a family day out as it also offers various activities for children such as a playground, maze, etc.
  • Instagrammable set-up: Book park and national palace of Pena tickets and get a chance to see the Palace's vibrant colors, unique architecture, and stunning views make it a must-visit destination for Instagram enthusiasts and one of the best places to visit in Portugal.

Pena Palace Highlights

Pena Palace
The Palace

If you're planning a trip to Portugal, don't miss the chance to visit the stunning Palacio da Pena one of the best places in Sintra, located in the picturesque town of Sintra. This colorful and eclectic palace is a must-see attraction, known for its unique blend of architectural styles and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Once inside, be sure to explore the palace's many rooms and gardens, which offer a fascinating glimpse into Portugal's rich history and culture. Whether you're a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply looking for a beautiful place to explore, book the Pena Palace tickets to have a delightful and inspiring experience and it is considered as one of the best palaces in Portugal.

Pena Palace Park
Pena Park

Nestled around the Pena Palace is a vast expanse of greenery spanning over 200 acres. Pena Park presents an opportunity for visitors to take a leisurely stroll and indulge in the natural beauty surrounding them. Wooden benches, small ponds, and statues are strategically placed throughout the park, providing ample opportunities to take a rest and enjoy the picturesque views. The park is home to over 500 varieties of plants from across the globe, complemented by the lush local vegetation. The landscape is masterfully designed, with unique clusters of trees and winding pathways revealing hidden ponds and collections of exquisite flowers, making it a paradise for nature lovers. So book your Pena Palace Park tickets to take a tour of the enthralling garden during your visit to Sintra.

Cruz Alta | Pena Palace
Cruz Alta

Rising majestically to almost 529 meters above sea level, Cruz Alta - also known as the High Cross - is the crowning glory of the scenic Sintra mountain range. Nestled within the verdant expanse of Pena Park, this vantage point promises panoramic views of the surrounding region. From the summit, visitors can feast their eyes on the lush, emerald-green landscape of Sintra and Mafra, as well as the sparkling waters of the Tagus river estuary. The climb up to the peak is an adventure in itself, with twisting trails and paths that lead through thick forests and picturesque glades. Be sure to visit the Cruz Alta for a thrilling and unforgettable experience in the heart of Portugal by booking Sintra castle tickets.

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Countess Edla’s Chalet in Pena Palace
Countess Edla’s Chalet

For those looking for a unique and enchanting experience, a visit to Countess Edla's Chalet is mandatory. The chalet boasts rich murals and whimsical wrap-around balconies, surrounded by lush flora. The walls inside are adorned with masterful frescoes, while copper and brass carvings add a unique touch of elegance. The garden is equally impressive, featuring an extensive collection of plants gathered by Chalet, D. Fernando, and the Countess of Edla as they sought to capture the essence of nature. Countess Edla's Chalet exudes a romantic charm, making it a perfect destination for a leisurely stroll and an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Statue of the King Fernando II in Pena Palace
Statue of the Warrior

Park and National Palace of Pena offer an array of unique sights and experiences, with one of the highlights being the majestic bronze statue of a knight standing guard on a pile of rocks. The identity of the warrior may be shrouded in mystery, but according to legend, he symbolizes the king's vigilance in safeguarding his people. The statue is easily visible from the palace, and it serves as a breathtaking focal point within the verdant Pena Park. Don't miss the chance to witness this remarkable sight and immerse yourself in the history and wonder of the National Palace of Pena and Park and book Pena Palace Portugal tickets.

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History Of Pena Palace

Pena Palace Sintra one of the most famous places in Portugal, located in the picturesque town of Sintra, has a rich history of Pena Palace that dates back to the middle ages. Historians believe that after an apparition of the Virgin Mary, a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Pena was built atop the hill. Later in the 15th century, King Manuel I was drawn to this chapel and commissioned the construction of a monastery for the Order of Saint Jerome, which could accommodate 18 monks. However, lightning severely damaged the monastery in the 18th century. Fast forward to the early 19th century, and King consort Ferdinand II acquired the ruins of the monastery and the surrounding land to build a summer residence for the royal family. For the majority of the 20th century, the once-bright colors of the palace had faded into shades of gray.

However, in later years, the Palace underwent a restoration process to bring back its original vibrant hues of bright yellow and red. This Palace, which is an iconic symbol of Portugal's rich history, was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, solidifying its importance in the country's cultural heritage. Today, the Palace is used to host various state events by the President of the Portuguese Republic and other government officials, adding to its significance as an important landmark and one of the best places to visit in Portugal.

Pena Palace Sintra Facts

Park and National Palace of Pena Sintra

Read the Interesting facts about Pena National Palace:

  • Pena Palace was built in the 19th century and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Portugal, attracting millions of visitors each year.
  • The Palace was built on the ruins of an ancient monastery, which adds to its historical significance.
  • The Palatul Pena was designed by German architect Baron Wilhelm Ludwig von Schewge, who drew inspiration from various architectural styles, including Gothic and Renaissance.
  • The Palace has a fascinating collection of art and artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, and furnishings, which are on display for visitors to see.
  • The Palace has an impressive clock tower, which is visible from miles away and adds to its grandeur.
  • The Palace features a mix of vibrant colors, including bright reds, yellows, and blues, which makes it stand out against the lush greenery of the surrounding landscape.
  • The Palace's interior is just as impressive as its exterior, featuring intricate tile work, stunning stained glass windows, and ornate decorations.
  • The Palace's park is extensive, covering over 200 hectares, and features numerous walking paths, gardens, and lakes.
  • The Palace has hosted many important figures throughout history, including King Carlos I and Queen Amelia, who used it as a summer residence.
  • The Sintra Pena Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized for its cultural and historical significance and its unique architectural style that blends various influences, so make sure to book Pena National Palace tickets in advance for hassle free entry.

Pena Palace Architecture

The Pena Palace, Portugal is a stunning piece of architecture that combines elements of Romanticism, Gothic, and Manueline styles. Located in Sintra, Portugal, it was built on the ruins of an old monastery by King Ferdinand II in the mid-19th century. The palace's façade is adorned with vibrant colors and intricate detailing, featuring a mix of domes, towers, and turrets that give it a fairy-tale-like appearance.

The palace's interior is just as breathtaking, with each room showcasing unique decor and furnishings. The Arab Room, for example, features intricate Moorish designs, while the Dining Room is decorated with stunning tile work. The palace also features a beautiful chapel with ornate stained glass windows and a cloister adorned with intricate tilework.

Overall, the  National Palace of Pena & Park is a testament to the incredible creativity and skill of its architects and builders. Its unique blend of architectural styles and its stunning location make it one of the most beautiful and captivating palaces in the world, attracting visitors from all over who come to marvel at its beauty and history. So, avail your Pena Palace tickets online at the earliest to grab the exciting deals and discounts. 

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Pena Palace at a Glance

Experience the enchanting allure of Pena Palace in this captivating video journey. Immerse yourself in the vibrant history and architectural marvels of this Portuguese gem. Discover its intricate details, picturesque landscapes, and captivating tales as you explore its majestic halls and breathtaking viewpoints. From the ornate facades to the stunning interiors, the National Palace of Pena and park stands as a testament to the beauty of Romanticism. Join us on a visual adventure to witness Pena Palace's grandeur and immerse yourself in its rich heritage

Plan Your Visit to Pena Palace

From location to tips, here's everything you need to know for your Pena Palace tour, so plan your visit to Pena Palace now.

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National Palace Of Pena
  • Address: Estrada da Pena, 2710-609 Sintra, Portugal Google Map Direction
  • Timings: National Palace of Pena & Park: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm (with last entry at 6 pm), Pena Palace Park: 9 am to 7 pm (with last entry at 6 pm)
  • Best Time to Visit: Although the Pena Palace remains open throughout the year, the best time to visit Pena Palace is during the early opening hours. If you visit the palace at this time, you will easily get a parking spot, and also the crowds are comparatively lesser. Hence, you can enjoy beautiful views from the top of the palace during this time.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Coffee shops, Restaurants, Stores

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    The Pena Palace was the summer residence of the royal family of the 19th century German King Ferdinand Saxe Coburg-Gotha. It was under his orders the restoration work of the palace was conducted.

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