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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
Today
09:45 - 19:00
Tomorrow
09:45 - 19:00
Monday
09:45 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:45 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:45 - 19:00
Thursday
09:45 - 19:00
Friday
09:45 - 19:00
Park
Today
09:30 - 20:00
Tomorrow
09:30 - 20:00
Monday
09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 20:00
Thursday
09:30 - 20:00
Friday
09:30 - 20:00
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
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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, 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!

Peter
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Reviews
Jul 20, 2018
Skip the line. It’s so fast
Jul 19, 2018
Park and Pena Palace is beautiful. superb architecture. lots of history to learn.
Serene quite lovely place to walk. Restaurant and cafeteria are beautiful.
Jul 15, 2018
Really nice place to visit!! It worths a lot, the Castle and the views are just amazing!!
Jul 10, 2018
קל ונוח. אין צורך לעמוד בתור
Jul 8, 2018
Good
Jul 6, 2018
Nice grounds. Very whimsical looking Palace. Makes you smile when you see it in person. But the interior of the Palace isn't really worth it. Definitely not recommended during peak season. It is almost laughable to go there since you feel like you're standing on a conveyor belt in a big factory being pushed and squeezed through the rooms to see the rather underwhelming interior decoration and design...
But again, the grounds and the views are beautiful. Try to get there very early in the day and best not during peak season. Super-packed !!!
Jul 6, 2018
Good
Jul 3, 2018
A easy way to get tickets and cut the queue.
Jul 2, 2018
When we got to Sintra the line up for tickets was at least an hour or more. I looked up this app on line and found it easy to use, got my tickets paid and was in the site within 5 minutes!
Jul 1, 2018
Visit before noon!

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