Palácio da Pena

Palace, Scenic Lookout, and Historic Site
  • Stephanie H.
    "Beautiful palace - feels like you're in a fairy tale"(4 Tips)
    "rural Lisbon..."(3 Tips)
    Emir M.
    "Being there is like a fairytale."(3 Tips)
    Ravi G.
    "Amazing castle."(2 Tips)
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  • Ben E.
    Ben EngenSeptember 12
    Gorgeous hilltop palace just a 40 minute train ride from Lisbon.
  • Marc E.
    This could be a day trip along with the Castelo dos Mouros.
  • Mari S.
    Mari S.July 24
    It's so high and beautiful with breathtaking views! Take the paid bus to go up.
  • Fawzi A.
    Don't take the shuttle bus on your way back. Much more scenic and shorter on foot. Pathway right behind bus stop.
  • Andrei T.
    The gardens are absolutely fantastic. The castle is pretty ok, nothing impressive. Quinta da Regaleira (nearby) is definitely a lot better
  • Megha G.
    Not to be missed.
  • Alla K.
    You can't believe that it's real, until you see it 🏰
  • D B.
    D BMarch 9
    Wear tennis shoes! Lots of hills and all cobblestone. 3 Euro bus ride to the top is worth it!
  • Dima S.
    Dima ShMarch 6
    Its beautifully amazing
  • Simge K.
    Simge K.March 4
    Go Cruz Alta in the Park, it is amazing!
  • kira c.
    kira corbinFebruary 25
    The beauty and design details are mind blowing. Explore the surrounding grounds also.
  • David
    DavidFebruary 18
    Not much to see. Nature surrounding the palace is beautiful.
  • Adam Z.
    Adam ZawadzkiFebruary 1
    Nice place, the rooms are ok the view is better.
  • Ugur Kagan D.
    An Indian Arabic palace..
  • Naseem R.
    Naseem RaadDecember 15, 2015
    Amazing! Must see attraction!
  • Josef H.
    Josef HerbertDecember 15, 2015
    Try come here on a clear day or you won't be seeing much of the outside, the interior offers a rare glimpse into the life of a 19th century Royal
  • Ravi G.
    Ravi GianniDecember 9, 2015
    Amazing castle. Definately worth a visit. Also the inside has remained nearly original.
  • Milad C.
    Milad CerkicNovember 28, 2015
    Disney castle for grown ups 😀
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AlhitmiOctober 9, 2015
    The best palace in Europe
  • Alina A.
    Alina ArefyevaOctober 7, 2015
    Fairy tail castle, very colorful, unusual and cool, but windy
  • Lisette
    LisetteOctober 5, 2015
    Everything is good here
  • Evan W.
    Evan WeinmanOctober 2, 2015
    Words cannot describe the magnificent beauty that is Pena. If there is one thing you do in Sintra, make it this.
  • Wendy V.
    Wendy VerbraeckenSeptember 6, 2015
    Beautiful but dificult hike to the castle
  • Vildan Y.
    Vildan YahniAugust 23, 2015
    Make sure to wear sneakers cause there's lots of walking & hilly! Make sure to take bus shuttle to palace ... Too long a walk!
  • George S.
    George SchnipperAugust 19, 2015
    The park has a lot of small foot-paths. No need to spend your time on the main road: look around :)
  • Jan S.
    Jan SapperAugust 16, 2015
    Absurd architecture, refreshing.
  • magdi
    magdiAugust 10, 2015
    Beautiful castle! Use the transfer buses from Sintra city center, a round trip costs 5 EUR.
  • Kirk B.
    Kirk BeardAugust 10, 2015
    Great views, lots of tourists
  • Jelena R.
    Jelena RadicAugust 8, 2015
    Entrance to the castle and park is 14eur, the palace is literally like from a fairy tale, it's one of the most gorgeous things I've seen in Portugal. It's a must in Sintra!
  • Fede B.
    Fede B.July 30, 2015
    Be prepared to walk a lot. The park is huge and beautiful.
  • Nilsu C.
    Nilsu CürcaniJuly 27, 2015
  • Angelo V.
    Angelo VassalloJune 27, 2015
    Do not skip the terrace during the visit
  • Renata S.
    Renata S.June 12, 2015
    Remember the view is much better after climbing! Don't take a bus. Look for black swans in a lake :)
  • Ricel A.
    Ricel AlmadovarMay 27, 2015
    Worth the commute from Lisboa! Must see.
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonMay 13, 2015
    Beautiful palace, well worth the hike. You thought you were up high when on top of the castelo, then suddenly you're looking down upon it.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TiesoMay 9, 2015
    It's big...
  • Katerina K.
    Katerina KuvaevaMay 6, 2015
    Hiking, colorful, like Disneyland, funny, huge history and panoramic views
  • Aydil
    AydilMay 4, 2015
    Alaattin the Genie's Castle in the sky...stolen from Arabia not be found in rural Lisbon...
  • Abraham L.
    Abraham LaraApril 6, 2015
    One of the attractions in your visit to Sintra. It's recommended to buy the combined entrance in Palacio Nacional, which includes other castles in Sintra, save money and don't wait for the queues.
  • Susana M.
    Susana ManuelMarch 21, 2015
    Such a beautiful place. NOT just the palace but also the village of Sintra. If you are in Lisbon for a visit don't forget to see Sintra and this palace.
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  • Gökçe
    GökçeMarch 18, 2015
    Like you are in fairytale
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 12, 2015
    The Pena Palace stands as a perfect example of the romantic architecture that can be found in Sintra.
  • Erin P.
    Erin PonsonbyJanuary 29, 2015
    Beautiful views!
  • Yanina K.
    Yanina KiralJanuary 3, 2015
    Climb from the lakes area up to the palace and enjoy the park full of exotic trees. The palace is a must-see .
  • Faatih ç.
    Faatih çapalıDecember 17, 2014
    Don't waste your money on visiting the palace or whatever it is.The garden and Atlantic view are all it takes.Simply spectacular.
  • Jonatan D.
    Jonatan DDecember 1, 2014
    The inside of the palace is a typical museum with a set path. The outside and the rest of the garden is way more interesting to explore.
  • Jean-Paul S.
    Awesome to walk around the palace in the park. You can just walk on the palace for free, so you don't really NEED to buy a ticket for that.
  • Emir M.
    Emir MertNovember 20, 2014
    Take the lake entrance to feel the amazing atmosphere and climb inside mystique forest til' you see the beautiful castle with lovely colors up there. Being there is like a fairytale. 💜
  • Art
    ArtNovember 14, 2014
    Nice palace....should stay overnight for a worth visit of many places in Sintra....
  • Steph W.
    Steph WNovember 5, 2014
    Take the 434 bus return ticket 5 euros on the right outside of sintra train station. Buy tickets on board. Don't even attempt to walk. 12 euro to get in. Another 3 for a bus up the hill. Pricey.
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