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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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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
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
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

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.

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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General Counsel

Ticket

What's included

Entrance to Pena Palace
Entrance to the park
Entrance to the Chalet of the Countess of Edla

What's not included

Entrance to the Moorish Castle
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!

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

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

Venue

Opening hours

Park
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Palace
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00

How to get there

Park and National Palace of Pena
Estrada da Pena, 2710-609, Sintra
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Ratings & reviews

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A
Mar 10, 2020
Excellent
Amazing ! Stunning castle with beautiful colours, perfect spot for instagram.
G
Mar 2, 2020
Excellent
The gardens are amazing. The palace from the inside might be less interesting, still worth a visit, unless very busy. In general, very satisfied.
S
Mar 1, 2020
Excellent
great

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