Palácio da Pena

Palace, Scenic Lookout, and Historic Site
Estrada da Pena, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
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    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM

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    Beylem G.
    "sunday mornings till 13.00 free entrance"(8 Tips)
    Yanina K.
    "Climb from the lakes area up to the palace and enjoy the park"(4 Tips)
    Stephanie H.
    "Beautiful palace - feels like you're in a fairy tale"(4 Tips)
    Emir M.
    "Being there is like a fairytale."(3 Tips)
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  • Milad Č.

    Disney castle for grown ups 😀

    Milad Čerkić · 14 hours ago
  • Mohammed A.

    The best palace in Europe

    Mohammed Alhitmi · October 9
  • Alina A.

    Fairy tail castle, very colorful, unusual and cool, but windy

    Alina Arefyeva · October 7
  • Lisette

    Everything is good here

    Lisette · October 5
  • Evan W.

    Words cannot describe the magnificent beauty that is Pena. If there is one thing you do in Sintra, make it this.

    Evan Weinman · October 2
  • Wendy V.

    Beautiful but dificult hike to the castle

    Wendy Verbraecken · September 6
  • Vildan Y.

    Make sure to wear sneakers cause there's lots of walking & hilly! Make sure to take bus shuttle to palace ... Too long a walk!

    Vildan Yahni · August 23
  • George S.

    The park has a lot of small foot-paths. No need to spend your time on the main road: look around :)

    George Schnipper · August 19
  • Jan S.

    Absurd architecture, refreshing.

    Jan Sapper · August 16
  • magdi

    Beautiful castle! Use the transfer buses from Sintra city center, a round trip costs 5 EUR.

    magdi · August 10
  • Kirk B.

    Great views, lots of tourists

    Kirk Beard · August 10
  • Jelena R.

    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!

    Jelena Radic · August 8
  • Fede B.

    Be prepared to walk a lot. The park is huge and beautiful.

    Fede B. · July 30
  • Nilsu C.


    Nilsu Cürcani · July 27
  • Angelo V.

    Do not skip the terrace during the visit

    Angelo Vassallo · June 27
  • Renata S.

    Remember the view is much better after climbing! Don't take a bus. Look for black swans in a lake :)

    Renata S. · June 12
  • Ricel A.

    Worth the commute from Lisboa! Must see.

    Ricel Almadovar · May 27
  • Derek W.

    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.

    Derek Wilson · May 13
  • Michael T.

    It's big...

    Michael Tieso · May 9
  • Katerina K.

    Hiking, colorful, like Disneyland, funny, huge history and panoramic views

  • Aydil

    Alaattin the Genie's Castle in the sky...stolen from Arabia not be found in rural Lisbon...

    Aydil · May 4
  • Abraham L.

    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.

    Abraham Lara · April 6
  • Susana M.

    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.

    Susana Manuel · March 21
  • Gökçe

    Like you are in fairytale

    Gökçe · March 18
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    The Pena Palace stands as a perfect example of the romantic architecture that can be found in Sintra.

    The Ritz-Carlton · March 12
  • Erin P.

    Beautiful views!

    Erin Ponsonby · January 29
  • Yanina K.

    Climb from the lakes area up to the palace and enjoy the park full of exotic trees. The palace is a must-see .

    Yanina Kiral · January 3
  • Faatih ç.

    Don't waste your money on visiting the palace or whatever it is.The garden and Atlantic view are all it takes.Simply spectacular.

    Faatih çapalı · December 17, 2014
  • Jonatan D.

    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.

    Jonatan D · December 1, 2014
  • 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.

    Jean-Paul Schaddé van Dooren · November 24, 2014
  • Emir M.

    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. 💜

    Emir Mert · November 20, 2014
  • Art

    Nice palace....should stay overnight for a worth visit of many places in Sintra....

    Art · November 14, 2014
  • Steph W.

    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.

    Steph W · November 5, 2014
  • Lindsay D.

    Very crowded at the palace, but you can get away easily by walking the grounds.

    Lindsay D'Andrea · October 26, 2014
  • Florian I.

    You hate tourist crowds? Then don't so this. You love pittoresque castles with moorish elements? Do it anyways!

    Florian Isachsen · September 8, 2014
  • Nnsrn D.

    The weather is amazing. Take your time to breathe

    Nnsrn D · September 5, 2014
  • shahad M.

    finding a place to park is difficult so park by the lagos lakes and walk 10 min to the entrance of the palace.. then get the bus which comes every 15 min to drop u straight at the palace's doors..

    shahad M · August 31, 2014
  • shahad M.

    avoid the sun heat in the summer and go there late afternoon to make th best of the outdoor places.. enjoy the view from the above and the take a look at the old interior design of the palace's rooms.

    shahad M · August 31, 2014
  • Roland L.

    Bring sneakers and water if you're walking up from Sintra.

    Roland Lasius · August 22, 2014
  • Özgür B.

    It is like a fairy tale castle, you should definitely see it!

    Özgür Benli · August 14, 2014
  • Aurel T.

    Honestly, not so great. I would do montserrat and regaleira instead of this overcrowed palace. The gardens are ok but not crazy thought.

    Aurel Tk · August 11, 2014
  • Catarina

    There is a car that can take you around the park. Same as the mini bus drop off point for castle entrance on top. Car comes every 25mins, worthwhile as the park area is too big unless you have time

    Catarina · August 11, 2014
  • Catarina

    Go as early as possible to avoid the horrific crowd, plus for photos, it is better as castle entrance faces the east.

    Catarina · August 11, 2014
  • Esra K.


    Esra Kabadayi · August 9, 2014
  • Oriol B.

    Extremely expensive to visit all the palaces and the student's discount is only 1€

    Oriol Bover Centelles · August 7, 2014
  • Yazzy A.

    This palace is worth a trip to Sintra. It is so romantic and beautiful. Take your time when looking at all the rooms and take in all the lovely details.

    Yazzy Alhilli · August 7, 2014
  • Sainabou J.

    On top of Palácio da Pena & you're literally in the clouds

    Sainabou Johm · August 6, 2014
  • Reuben H.

    €12.50 for a 3 course meal with a drink & coffee in the 1st floor restaurant!

    Reuben Heller · July 1, 2014
  • Igor' R.

    Breathtaking castle

    Igor' Rhubarb · May 30, 2014
  • Rodrigo O.

    The palace wasn't that well when I visited it yesterday. The repair is on progress. They put a lot of shops and restaurants and it gets weird when you are just visiting a historical patrimony.

    Rodrigo Oliveira · October 14, 2013

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