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.
Park and National Palace of Pena Reviews
Non avevo previsto la visita a Sintra ma alla fine ci abbiano provato Coda in stazione, coda ad uscire dalla stazione, coda per prendere il bus, coda per biglietto d'ingresso ( fatelo online anche al ... more »I had not planned to visit Sintra but in the end they tried to queue in station, tail to exit from the station, queue to take the bus, queue for entrance ticket (do it online even at the time) and a long line to enter, because you are not yet inside! Go to the sea! Expensive cards
Surprised to find Pena to be a disappointment. We knew it would be very busy, even on a Monday in May, but it's poorly serviced. You can walk a steep climb to the Palace, or wait in full sun for an in... more »
I loved this place. Sintra is one of my favourite places in Lisbon district. It's so green, and calm and beautiful. I love nature and everything natural, this landscape is so nice and simple and naturally good in the eyes. It's a magical place and the palace and its colours go so well with the view. You should come here, you won't regret it.
Great views across the area. Inside the palace has been well maintained and is easy to navigate. Descriptions of each area are insightful and it was not overly busy when I was there. Easy to get to from the main train station and good spot to visit before heading up the hills.
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