INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Entrance to Pena Palace
- Entrance to the park
- Entrance to the Chalet of the Countess of Edla
- Entrance to the Moorish Castle
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.
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
The venue is 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.
Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Both Palace and Park are closed Monday & Tuesday
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)
Welcome is offering a chance to discover the beauty of the colorful Portuguese castles and gardens in Sintra with a half-day tour along with your English speaking driver.