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Park and National Palace of Pena

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth visiting. The castle and grounds are stunning. We spent around 2 hours there but could have taken longer had it not been that we were trying to pack so many things into our day. Even in October there were many visitors and lots...More

Thank Currir
Reviewed yesterday

The king who built Pena Palace had to have a sense of humor and an eye for the fantastic. I do not want to give too much away, but let's just say it is fun to see the different styles of architecture thrown together. But...More

Thank Ellesbells742
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In my opinion it's the best tour attraction of Sintra. If you'll stay longer than a day, you can explore the whole Park. Otherwise you may prefer visit the palace, build in nineteenth century over an old monastery. I prefer the views from outside, but...More

Thank Relax722887
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really liked it here. The colors and architecture is worth the visit. Take the small bus up to the top from the gate. It’s 3euro per person round trip, and worth it. The lines to go inside were too long, so we skipped it.

Thank Shane B
Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely stunning. Beautiful with multiple design elements and bold inusual colors and details. The buildings look like a castle from a fairy tale. Go early in the day to avoid the crowds.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed yesterday

Pena palace is an amazing place and is a must see when visiting Sintra. However, as the main attraction it does get incredibly busy. I would recommend visiting as early as possible or leaving it til after the majority of the day tours from Lisbon...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have visited most of the palaces in Sintra and find the Pena palace the most complete and representative of the history of Portugal. We enjoyed the completed rooms to see what is was like to live as royalty. Worth the visit to the palace...More

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 2 days ago

The palacio is a must. Arrive before the opening if you want a parking 100 meters after the palace. A difficult walk awaits you from the parking at the door. The queue may be long at the gate after 11:00. Once the door is crossed,...More

1  Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a long and steep walk to reach the Pena Palace, but worth every step. The views from the top, the colourful architecture are amazing. This is an Unesco World Heritage site. There is a cafe on top to buy refreshments, so take money...More

Thank Illona0077
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pretty much on everyones list, The Palace of Pena is certainly worth the effort to visit. We drove (a challange) as we planned on touring the Atlantic Coast afterwards and arrived early (definite plus). If you are driving and can figure out the signage, there...More

1  Thank ogerkan
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Gabriele F
18 August 2018|
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Response from ge0teach84 | Reviewed this property |
We waited online to get in for over 2 hours. the whole walkthrough through the palace probably only takes 45 minutes .to tell you the truth it wasn't even worth it. the views are better outside you could do the outside tour... More
5 August 2018|
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Response from Dorota G | Reviewed this property |
No problem with buying tickets on the spot. You can also buy them in Sintra Train Station - no queues, and helpful ladies there.
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Youssef E
25 June 2018|
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Response from traveladdict1181 | Reviewed this property |
We took the train which is 30 minutes and then the 434 bus up to the top. we decided to take a tuk tuk down as we didn’t want to wait for the bus.