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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
Sunday
09:45 - 19:00
Monday
09:45 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:45 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:45 - 19:00
Thursday
09:45 - 19:00
Park
Today
09:30 - 20:00
Tomorrow
09:30 - 20:00
Sunday
09:30 - 20:00
Monday
09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 20:00
Thursday
09:30 - 20:00
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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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
Instant ticket delivery
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!

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Reviews
May 24, 2018
Although the ticket allowed for quick access to the park it would have been more useful to skip the line for entrance to the palace
May 22, 2018
Very convenient and time saver
May 22, 2018
Wonderful trip. Was so happy to not have to stand in the long line.
May 22, 2018
Very useful to avoid waiting !
May 21, 2018
Easy and quick
May 21, 2018
Easy instructions online, and you show your ticket digitally and your really skip the line and you are in
May 20, 2018
Ordering online was a great convenience!
May 19, 2018
A must-do if you want to go to Sintra. We arrived at high noon and the line was a 40 minute wait. We walked straight past and enjoyed more of the park!
May 18, 2018
Quick and easy to use!
May 17, 2018
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