National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park

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  • Address: Estrada Da Pena, Sintra, Portugal
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +35121-9237300
  • Ticket Price: 14 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Park, Landmark, Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park - Review

Built in Romanticist tradition, the National Palace of Pena stands on a hill above the town of Sintra. During the medieval period, a small chapel was built on top of the hill after a supposed apparition of the Virgin Mary on the site. In the 15th century, the chapel was much revered by King John II and his successors. The structure experienced considerable damage due to lightning and a massive earthquake in mid-18th century. Within a few decades the Royal Family of Portugal acquired the chapel, monastery and surrounding land and began developing it as their summer residence. The palace changed hands within the Royal Family until 1889 when it was requisitioned by the Portuguese State. Today, the palace’s Islamic and Medieval architecture, its panoramic views and its history attracts tourists from all over the world.

The Pena Park is a large forest area surrounds the Palace and is spread over almost 500 acres of land. The Park too was commissioned by the Royal Family and contains an impressive variety of trees from all over the world.

Join ‘An Adventure in the Palace of Pena’ and unravel mysteries about the Castle with your team.

The stained glass work at the Pena Palace contains pieces from Venice, Norway, and Central Europe. Each piece in the collection depicts unique motifs and has been restored painstakingly to its original beauty.

Take a horse ride across the beautiful trails of the Park. Visitors can choose from short half an hour rides to longer 6 hour rides. You can customize your ride by adding a picnic lunch. The children can ride tamed ponies assisted by a professional guide.

On a clear sunny day, it is easily visible from Lisbon. Guided tours are available on weekends, and other special occasions around the year.

National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park Information

  • The National Palace of Pena can be reached by taking Scotturb bus no. 434 from the Sintra Train Station to Pena Circuit.
  • If you wish to walk, there are footpaths between Sintra and the Palace that can be found at Percurso de Santa Maria, Percurso de Lapa, and Percurso de Seteais. On an average, these walkways will take you 1 hour to reach the Palace.
  • Journey to the top is a physically demanding, steep trek.
  • The to and fro tram journey from Sintra town centre to the top with cost you € 2-3.
  • There is a cafe/ restaurant on the Palace rooftop.

National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park Ticket Prices

PALACE + PARK

  • Ticket for adults (18 – 64 yrs) – 14 euros
  • Ticket for youths (6 – 17 yrs) – 12,50 euros
  • Ticket for seniors (over 65 yrs) – 12,50 euros

HAPPY HOUR PALACE + PARK

  • Ticket for adults (18 – 64 yrs) – 13 euros
  • Ticket for youths (6 – 17 yrs) – 11,50 euros
  • Ticket for seniors (over 65 yrs) – 11,50 euros

PARK

  • Ticket for adults (18 – 64 yrs) – 7,50 euros
  • Ticket for youths (6 – 17 yrs) – 6,50 euros
  • Ticket for seniors (over 65 yrs) – 6,50 euros

TERRACE + PARK

  • Ticket for adults (18 – 64 yrs) – 10,50 euros
  • Ticket for youths (6 – 17 yrs) – 9 euros
  • Ticket for seniors (over 65 yrs) – 9 euros

National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park Opening and Closing Hours

  • Park Timings: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Palace Timings: 9:45 am - 7:00 pm
  • Happy hour (Palace+Park): 9:30am - 10:30pm
  • Terrace: 9:45 am - 7:30 pm
  • To avoid the crowds of tourists, try visiting the Palace before 10:00 am or after 03:00 pm.

How To reach National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Scotturb bus no. 434.

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  • National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park Address: Estrada Da Pena, Sintra, Portugal
  • National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park Contact Number: +35121-9237300
  • National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park Timing: 09:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park Price: 14 EUR
  • Best time to visit National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park(preferred time): 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 58.72% of people start their National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park, Sintra Reviews

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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 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.

  • 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

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