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
Friday:  09:30 - 20:00
Saturday:  09:30 - 20:00
Sunday:  09:30 - 20:00
Monday:  09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday:  09:30 - 20:00
Palace
Today:  09:30 - 19:00
Tomorrow:  09:30 - 19:00
Friday:  09:30 - 19:00
Saturday:  09:30 - 19:00
Sunday:  09:30 - 19:00
Monday:  09:30 - 19:00
Tuesday:  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
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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.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Park and National Palace of Pena
Estrada da Pena, 2710-609, Sintra
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
Jul 22, 2019
Excellent
Jul 18, 2019
Very cool palace. Bought tickets in advance to avoid the lines. We got there just about 10 am...perfect timing to leisurely tour the palace and grounds prior to the summer crowds arriving.
Jul 17, 2019
the best palace in sintra! it’s beautiful and definitely worth visiting. i definitely recommend buying a ticket online beforehand, and be sure to buy online well in advance as tickets to peña palace sell out on many sites the closer it gets to the date you want to visit.
Jul 16, 2019
Just the weather spoilt the visit.
Jul 15, 2019
Beautiful palace but a LOT of tourists.
Jul 15, 2019
Easy to purchase tickets and the palace is absolutely gorgeous. Using Tiqets saved us at least an hour waiting on line!
Jul 15, 2019
Fast and cheap!
Jul 13, 2019
Must see!
Jul 12, 2019
Increíble
Jul 10, 2019
This was excellent day trip from Cascais with family, both castle and old town

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