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Tickets for Park and Pena Palace in Sintra

Step back in time at this lovingly restored fairy tale castle

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Overview
Opening hours
Park
Today:  09:30 - 20:00
Tomorrow:  09:30 - 20:00
Thursday:  09:30 - 20:00
Friday:  09:30 - 20:00
Saturday:  09:30 - 20:00
Sunday:  09:30 - 20:00
Monday:  09:30 - 20:00
Palace
Today:  09:30 - 19:00
Tomorrow:  09:30 - 19:00
Thursday:  09:30 - 19:00
Friday:  09:30 - 19:00
Saturday:  09:30 - 19:00
Sunday:  09:30 - 19:00
Monday:  09:30 - 19:00
Best time to visit
After 15:00
Highlights
  • Explore this picturesque royal retreat, plucked straight from a fairy tale dreamworld
  • Get lost in the 500-acre gardens, packed with exotic plant life, meandering streams, and all sorts of hidden delights
  • Marvel at the history and splendor of this UNESCO World Heritage site
Description

This picture-perfect mountain retreat was a monastery until transformed into a private palace by King Ferdinand II. The surrounding Park of Pena is just as big of a treat, full of exotic plant life and other secret treasures. Discover for yourself the 'Crown of the Sintra region'.

Originally a 16th-century monastery, Ferdinand threw out all notions of restraint and ordered its conversion into a Technicolor fairy tale fortress. The King couldn't settle on a single style, so the castle is a delightful mishmash of Romantic, Renaissance, Manueline and Moorish styles. A must-see for fans of architecture and design (and bright colors)!

Equally beautiful are the surrounding gardens. Built to take advantage of the naturally damp climate they contain over 500 species of tree from the four corners of the earth. True to form, the gardens are a sprawling grotto of hidden delights, making a perfectly serene escape from daily life.

Make sure you take the time to drink in the stunning views over the Sintra Region, western coastline, and the city of Lisbon below.

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
Instant ticket delivery
What's included
  • Entrance to Pena Palace
  • Entrance to the park
  • Entrance to the Chalet of the Countess of Edla
  • Entrance to the Moorish Castle
Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance of the Pena Palace park.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Park and National Palace of Pena
Estrada da Pena, 2710-609, Lisbon
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Ramp leading up to the Palace entrance available (assistance necessary to use it as it is long and steep). Accessible paid transfer running every 15 min between the park entrance and the palace
Additional info

Getting there:

  • By foot: About 45 minutes walking from the center of Sintra
  • Bus: Scotturb Line 434 (Pena circuit) from Sintra Train Station
  • Train from Lisbon (Estação do Oriente, Estação do Rossio, or Estação de Entrecampos)

Transfer services:

  • 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!
Insider tip

Try and find the hidden chalet, built to seduce Ferdinand's future wife, the Countess of Edla. What a charmer!

Arne
General Counsel
Reviews
May 19, 2019
Very easy to book without extra costs.
May 18, 2019
Avevo già visitato Sintra altre due volte e questa volta ho portato due amiche e sono rimaste entusiaste come me. Il Palazzo di Pena è spettacolare e ben mantenuto e i giardini sono favolosi. Non si può venire a Lisbona e non andare a visitarlo.
May 18, 2019
A stunningly beautiful palace on the hill top
May 14, 2019
I was happy with my experience in choosing to book on line our visit to Pena Palace. The system is friendly and easy to use. At the site I could save time and stress in having a nice visit at this magnificent place
May 12, 2019
Butiful palace, and very pleasant park to enjoy nature and relax.
May 6, 2019
Brilliant spot to visit. You would spend a whole day there nearly. Would advise to get a tuk tuk up and down- normally cheaper than the bus. Buy tickets here and skip the ticket queue 😊
May 6, 2019
Excellent
May 5, 2019
Better to go early morning
May 4, 2019
Excellent shopping center with exellent parking with very good price
May 4, 2019
A good day with lots of interesting things to see. Go early to avoid the crowds!!

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