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Tickets for Park and Pena Palace in Sintra: Skip The Line

Step back in time at this lovingly restored fairy tale castle

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Overview
Opening hours
Palace: 09:45 - 19:00, last admission 18:30. Park: 09:30 - 20:00, last admission 19:00
Best time to visit
Before noon
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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Smartphone tickets accepted
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Skip The Line
What's included
  • Entrance to Pena Palace
  • Entrance to the park
  • Entrance to the Moorish Castle
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance of the Pena Palace park
  • Please note that the date stated on the ticket isn't the date of your visit
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Park and National Palace of Pena
Estrada da Pena, 2710-609 Sintra, 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)
Insider tip

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

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Reviews
Jan 4, 2018
Awesome.
Jan 1, 2018
This ticket helped me to get the fast line as Ticket holder. If not, I had to be in another line to buy tickets there.
It offered two types, but I was not sure the differences, but the expensive one included Inside Tour. It was so great to see treasure items.
I enjoyed my experience there with this ticket purchase. Thank you so much.
Dec 30, 2017
The palace and park really is a fairy tale come true. Entering with Tiqets online ticket avoiding the long line was a certain plus...
Dec 28, 2017
Beautiful experience
Wonderful time saver to already have my ticket.
Thoroughly enjoyed the pena palace and sintra
Dec 23, 2017
Very colourful , loved the place , best to go on a sunny and bright day!
Dec 12, 2017
A very special palace. We didn't wait in long turn to get tickets. Very recommended.
Nov 20, 2017
After seeing the long lines in front of ticket office, we decided to buy tickets online. It is very easy and quick to book with Tiqets. The whole process took two minutes top. We just show the QR codes on phone and entered like VIPs. Pena Palace is a must-see in Sintra! The colorful architecture has a great view. I would strongly recommend it!
Nov 16, 2017
Go in the morning to avoid mad crowd of visitors.
Nov 5, 2017
a day well spent in a romantic palace
Oct 27, 2017
Great visit with our family everyone enjoyed it, but a bit of a climb from the entrance to the palace a good cardio work out !!!!

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