Palácio da Pena

Palace, Scenic Lookout, and Historic Site
Sintra
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  • Stephanie H.
    "Beautiful palace - feels like you're in a fairy tale"(4 Tips)
    Ravi G.
    "Amazing castle."(3 Tips)
    Aydl
    "rural Lisbon..."(3 Tips)
    Emir M.
    "Being there is like a fairytale."(3 Tips)
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  • Chairman T.
    Amazing place to explore
  • Jos J.
    Jos JonesJune 18
    Don't miss this amazing palace! Such a good day out with loads to see. You will need a few hours to explore.
  • Amanda H.
    Gorgeous palace! Tuk tuk-ing up to it is the way to go, otherwise you're in for an uphill walk!
  • Anja :.
    Anja :)May 8
    Amazing castle
  • Catherine G.
    This has to be where you start visiting Sintra. Buy all tickets online before going. Do not miss the park, and get lost.
  • Rick N.
    Rick NijhuisMarch 16
    Stunning place. Go at night. Secret: go via the hiking trail and get access after closure 👻
  • Diogo A.
    Diogo AssisFebruary 28
    Good luck with finding a parking spot! Go to the "Alternative Parking" (Estacionamento Alternativo), and take a ride to the main entrance and ticket booth for the palace.
  • Miloš
    MilošFebruary 22
    Worth going, looks like something out of a disney cartoon
  • Dinie S.
    Dinie SyafiraJanuary 24
    Love it here ❤
  • Rojs R.
    Rojs RozentālsJanuary 19
    Oh my God, this is one of the best castles I've ever been!
  • Katarina F.
    Disneyesque palace on top of the hills of Sintra. Gorgeous view!
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YNovember 4, 2016
    A must visit and my personal favorite place in Sintra. This place is HUGE inside. The palace colors are jaw dropping, the gardens vast. More than worth the money.
  • Ufuk K.
    Ufuk KaracaOctober 28, 2016
    wonderfull view
  • Ben E.
    Ben EngenSeptember 12, 2016
    Gorgeous hilltop palace just a 40 minute train ride from Lisbon.
  • Marc E.
    Marc EscanuelasAugust 9, 2016
    This could be a day trip along with the Castelo dos Mouros.
  • Mari S.
    Mari S.July 24, 2016
    It's so high and beautiful with breathtaking views! Take the paid bus to go up.
  • Andrei T.
    Andrei TarnovskiJune 5, 2016
    The gardens are absolutely fantastic. The castle is pretty ok, nothing impressive. Quinta da Regaleira (nearby) is definitely a lot better
  • Ilker O.
    Ilker OzkayaMay 29, 2016
    You should definetely see this fairy palace and the garden. It is one of the fantastic places ever seen, awesome. But I will unfortunately not tell the same things for the interior.
  • Megha G.
    Megha GirishMay 25, 2016
    Not to be missed.
  • Alla K.
    Alla KupriianovaMarch 9, 2016
    You can't believe that it's real, until you see it 🏰
  • Dima S.
    Dima ShMarch 6, 2016
    Its beautifully amazing
  • Simge K.
    Simge K.March 4, 2016
    Go Cruz Alta in the Park, it is amazing!
  • kira c.
    kira corbinFebruary 25, 2016
    The beauty and design details are mind blowing. Explore the surrounding grounds also.
  • David
    DavidFebruary 18, 2016
    Not much to see. Nature surrounding the palace is beautiful.
  • Adam Z.
    Adam ZawadzkiFebruary 1, 2016
    Nice place, the rooms are ok the view is better.
  • Ugur Kagan D.
    Ugur Kagan DinçsoyJanuary 3, 2016
    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.
  • 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
    Beautiful😍
  • 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
  • Aydl
    AydlMay 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.
  • 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.
  • Lindsay D.
    Lindsay D'AndreaOctober 26, 2014
    Very crowded at the palace, but you can get away easily by walking the grounds.
  • Florian I.
    Florian IsachsenSeptember 8, 2014
    You hate tourist crowds? Then don't so this. You love pittoresque castles with moorish elements? Do it anyways!
  • Nnsrn D.
    Nnsrn DSeptember 5, 2014
    The weather is amazing. Take your time to breathe
  • shahad M.
    shahad MAugust 31, 2014
    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.
    shahad MAugust 31, 2014
    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.
  • Roland L.
    Roland LasiusAugust 22, 2014
    Bring sneakers and water if you're walking up from Sintra.
  • Özgür B.
    Özgür BenliAugust 14, 2014
    It is like a fairy tale castle, you should definitely see it!
  • Aurel T.
    Aurel TkAugust 11, 2014
    Honestly, not so great. I would do montserrat and regaleira instead of this overcrowed palace. The gardens are ok but not crazy thought.
  • Cat
    CatAugust 11, 2014
    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
  • Cat
    CatAugust 11, 2014
    Go as early as possible to avoid the horrific crowd, plus for photos, it is better as castle entrance faces the east.
  • Esra K.
    Esra KabadayiAugust 9, 2014
    Heavenly...
  • Oriol B.
    Oriol Bover CentellesAugust 7, 2014
    Extremely expensive to visit all the palaces and the student's discount is only 1€
  • Yazzy A.
    Yazzy AlhilliAugust 7, 2014
    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.
  • Sainabou J.
    Sainabou J.August 6, 2014
    On top of Palácio da Pena & you're literally in the clouds
  • Reuben H.
    Reuben HellerJuly 1, 2014
    €12.50 for a 3 course meal with a drink & coffee in the 1st floor restaurant!
  • Igor' R.
    Igor' RhubarbMay 30, 2014
    Breathtaking castle
  • Rodrigo O.
    Rodrigo OliveiraOctober 14, 2013
    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.
  • Mircea S.
    Mircea ScarlatescuSeptember 12, 2013
    A guided tour helps; rather long walk, a bus also available. The castle is quite beautiful, the views also, like in a fairy tale ....
  • Kiriakos K.
    Kiriakos KiriakidesSeptember 10, 2013
    Close to the Duck-house.
  • Kiriakos K.
    Kiriakos KiriakidesSeptember 10, 2013
    Amazing castle!
  • Nikolay G.
    Nikolay GvozdevskiyAugust 3, 2013
    If you have to choose between Pena and Monserrate, go to Pena.
  • Alyssa G.
    Alyssa GuoJuly 14, 2013
    Do not walk up. The walk up is much longer than you think it is on the map given the revolving roads and the uphill.
  • Роман К.
    Роман КлинJune 21, 2013
    Restoration work is needed for most parts of castle.
  • ⭕ Running Kevin
    ⭕ Running KevinMay 16, 2013
    The Palaces are far from Sintra's Historical Center. Instead of the walking, try buying a 434 bus ticket you can use all day long, from one place to the next one.
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Glenn F.
    Glenn FajotaFebruary 12, 2013
    Just pay €6 for the park. All the views from the outside anyways. #hiregfp @glennfajota
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HNovember 17, 2012
    Beautiful palace - feels like you're in a fairy tale
  • Rheinhold M.
    Rheinhold MessbecherOctober 2, 2012
    Don't underestimate the walk from Sintra. Its rather a hike than a walk and always goes up of course
  • Anna B.
    Anna BerlinaSeptember 11, 2012
    Great town, pleasant atmosphere, def. Worth visiting/driving by!
  • Istanbulli
    IstanbulliSeptember 5, 2012
    Worth to see, like a fairy castle .. Be ready to climb up the stairs:)
  • Therese
    ThereseAugust 3, 2012
    Take the inside trip! So much beautiful to see inside of this palace.
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128June 22, 2012
    Like Bavaria's Neuschwanstein, this was built by royalty in the mid-19th century to mimic a romantic fairytale castle, long after castles had lost their usefulness. Tour this colorful fantasy land.
  • Beylem
    BeylemMay 30, 2012
    sunday mornings till 13.00 free entrance
  • Beylem
    BeylemMay 30, 2012
    sunday mormings till 13.00 free entrance
  • Guilherme E.
    Guilherme E.May 15, 2012
    Dont leave Sintra before get in here. Amazing place
  • Sara P.
    Sara Pereira MachadoSeptember 21, 2011
    Beautiful!
  • Luisa Cristina M.
    Luisa Cristina MendesAugust 7, 2011
    and magic too ...to see must put on google maps satelit pls
  • Luisa Cristina M.
    Luisa Cristina MendesAugust 7, 2011
    beautiful place
  • Jorge Humberto F.
    Jorge Humberto FernandesSeptember 5, 2010
    Other great wonder to visit. Sintra, Portugal
  • Astrid
    Astrid3 weeks ago
    Magnifique!
  • Mah A.
    Mah AbiMay 25
    O palácio é divino, nunca tinha visto nada igual! Considero imperdível, no entanto, importante chegar até 10h (abertura), pois lota muito!
  • Irina E.
    Снаружи величественно ...поближе и внутри скромно...Кафе не рекомендую, еда несвежая (кроме вина)...
  • Junot J.
    Visita obrigatoria! Parece bem maior por fora do que por dentro.
  • Lili O.
    Atração imperdível em Sintra. Visitando o local tem-se a oportunidade de conhecer um pouco mais sobre a realeza portuguesa, além de apreciar a belíssima arquiteta.
    Upvoted May 31
  • Utku G.
    Utku GrkFebruary 23
    Hangi kafayla yapmışlarsa artık burayı, o kafadan lazım dünyaya...
  • Lada C.
    Lada ChizhovaFebruary 9
    Похоже на Дисней!
  • Lucas R.
    Lucas RJanuary 30
    Na entrada à direita na lojinha vende ticket pra subir até o palácio de ônibus.
  • Ahmet C.
    Ahmet CengizJanuary 24
    Lizbon çevresindeyseniz mutlaka görülmesi gereken bir yer. Aynı masallardaki gibi 🏰🏰
  • Özge B.
    Özge Binay KumselDecember 20, 2016
    Masal sarayı adeta.. Lizbon'a gidip görmemezlik etmeyin
  • Иритка Л.
    Очень-очень-очень красиво!!! Красивый сад, отличное место для прогулок.
  • tariq a.
    tariq alkhanNovember 17, 2016
    إن زرت أي قصر أو قلعة ملكية حول العالم فاحذر كل الحذر زيارة هذه القلعة وهذا القصر .. خسارة فلوس ويخرب ذوقك الفني .. شوف الصورة تحت واحكم 😁 هذه من داخل القصر 😣
  • Ирина Ж.
    Когда пишут, что не стоит брать билет на интерьеры- вообще ничего не понимают в дизайне. Более хороший вкус, чем у Фердинанда найти сложно. Интерьеры не похожие на обычную дворцовую помпезную тоску
  • Andrezza C.
    Andrezza CostaSeptember 28, 2016
    Arquitetura incrível. Conservação da casa da família real que foi seu último uso. Tem lojinha e café. Fantástico
  • Maxim M.
    Maxim MaximSeptember 22, 2016
    Очень круто! Стоит сходить
  • Anastasia K.
    Anastasia KazakovaSeptember 20, 2016
    Из центра Синтры едет автобус 434 (5€)до входа в сад замка.Дорога до замка идет через красивый прохладный сад. Билет лучше брать только на террасы,так как виды шикарны
  • Jas
    JasSeptember 19, 2016
    Palais à l'architecture très éclectique et haut en couleurs et azulejos. Prenez de bonnes baskets, ça grimpe.
  • Lucie M.
    Lucie MatagneSeptember 6, 2016
    Sitio precioso e indescriptible!!! Si estás unos dios en Lisboa, vale la pena coger el gran e ir hasta Sintra, no te arrepentirás! Es espectacular 😍
  • Mariana F.
    Mariana FilizolaSeptember 2, 2016
    Lindo, muito agradavel e vale a visita!!!
  • Justine B.
    Justine BailleulAugust 1, 2016
    Palais haut en couleur à ne pas manquer. Le parc est superbe, il faut prendre le temps de s'y promener et de s'y perdre même par mauvais temps, ceci lui donne une allure fantasmagorique.
  • Ersoy Ö.
    Ersoy ÖzdemJuly 28, 2016
    Uzaktan bakınca oyuncak ya da şekerleme gibi duruyor ama yaklaşınca tam bir mimari şaheser görüyorsunuz.
  • Francisco D.
    Francisco DixonJuly 24, 2016
    Chegue cedo para não ficar uma hora esperando para visitação.
  • Francisco D.
    Francisco DixonJuly 24, 2016
    Chegue cedo para não ficar 1 hora esperando para a visitação.
  • Cris G.
    Cris GiacominiJuly 21, 2016
    El palacio es espectacular! Lo mejor es caminar y perderse por sus callecitas, con seguridad te va a sorpreender!
  • inspector c.
    inspector clouseauJuly 10, 2016
    Странные они. Короли Португалии. Красивый замок себе наворотили. Могли себе позволить :)
  • Susana D.
    Susana D. SantiagoJuly 9, 2016
    Tudo!!!visitar dentro e fora!
  • Pedro M.
    Pedro MatiasJune 30, 2016
    Monumento histórico nacional, belas paisagens e bela arquitectura
  • Pinar Serap S.
    Pinar Serap SonmezJune 17, 2016
    Masal satosu adeta! Tepeye cikmak yorabilir ama deger
  • Julia
    JuliaMay 27, 2016
    Красивые виды открываются оттуда
  • María R.
    Precioso. Y tiene unas vistas...
  • Ece👑
    Ece👑April 27, 2016
    Amazing💟💟
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander SmetaninApril 18, 2016
    Ярко, весело, задорно!
  • Inizete T.
    Inizete TavaresApril 15, 2016
    Ver e vivenciar um pouco da história, observar os detalhes da arquitetura e jardins e tudo mais que sua sensibilidade permitir.
  • Jordi G.
    Bucólico. Transporta a otro tiempo. Sumamente encantador. La subida es algo cansada, el transfer puede merecer la pena pero también tiene su encanto hacer la subida a pie y descansando es asequible.
  • Anyanka
    AnyankaMarch 26, 2016
    Unesco Miras Listesinde olan,renk tercihleri son derece başarısız ancak mimarisi peri masallarını anımsatan şato.İçinden çok dışaridaki büyüleyici yemyeşil Sintra manzarası etkiledi beni.Giriş 14 Euro
  • Vera O.
    Vera OliveiraMarch 20, 2016
    Arquitectura incrível, cada parte do palácio tem o seu detalhe feito ao pormenor. Palácio estonteante, jardins que nos levam a imaginar o quotidiano de viver num local destes.
  • Elaine F.
    Elaine FerreiraMarch 11, 2016
    Lindo demais !!
  • Ycovas
    YcovasFebruary 29, 2016
    Palacio con una vista magnífica! Por dentro un palacio con todos sus lujos. Sus alrededores y jardines perfectos para recorrer! La cruz alta magnifico punto para una panorámica
  • Alexandre P.
    Alexandre PortugalFebruary 19, 2016
    Lindo! Tome um café no terraço antes de começar!
  • Antonio B.
    Antonio BernardoFebruary 15, 2016
    Uma coisa incrível. Palácio de Conto de Fadas.
  • Simone V.
    Simone Vilela LopesFebruary 10, 2016
    Vale a pena a visita.. Arquitetura linda!!! Sem contar a história da charmosa Sintra
  • Thiago A.
    Thiago AmorimJanuary 27, 2016
    O ingresso com acesso ao Parque permite visualizar o pátio externo e as vistas. Só a área interna requer bilhetes.
  • Иннокентий Б.
    Дворец не сильно впечатлил, по мне так цена за вход сильно завышена.
  • rodion s.
    rodion stolyarovJanuary 5, 2016
    Фантастика
  • Cemil T.
    Cemil TEZCANJanuary 5, 2016
    Peri masalindaymis gibi hissetmemek elde degil! Sisliyken bile guzel!
  • Vinicius R.
    Vinicius RodriguesDecember 20, 2015
    Muito bonito!
  • Sibel Z.
    Sibel ZöngürDecember 13, 2015
    Masal gibi bir yer ...
  • Marie Claude M.
    Marie Claude MartinezDecember 12, 2015
    Espectacular el castillo y alrededores
  • Alex G.
    Alex GDecember 8, 2015
    Мы прозвали его "пряничный замок" за яркую расцветку и причудливые формы. Смешали в себе арабскую, европейскую и средневековую архитектуру. Ну и немного Гауди. И обязательно прогуляйтесь в парке.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle Cardoso SilvaNovember 17, 2015
    Arquitetura única, vale à pena a visita!
  • Joana R.
    Joana RibeiroNovember 7, 2015
    Sentes um aperto quando sobes serra acima e chegas ao palácio com toda aquela vista para a cidade. É fantástico
  • José Eduardo T.
    José Eduardo TeixeiraOctober 31, 2015
    Um belo palácio com influência árabe. Fica no topo da montanha. É preciso pegar o transfer pois a subida é pesada e dentro do Palácio subirá muitas rampas e escadas. Vale a visita.
  • Domingos N.
    Domingos NetoOctober 20, 2015
    Uma jóia rara da história!
  • Enrique F.
    Enrique FernandesOctober 20, 2015
    Sensacional! Da pra comprar entrada para o castelo dos Mouros junto, tem um pequeno desconto. VC já sai do palácio e sobe a pé p/ castelo. O parque da pena tem cantinhos ótimos escondidos nas trilhas
    Upvoted Jun 11
  • Serkan
    SerkanOctober 4, 2015
    Manzarası tüm bölgeye hakim konumda. İçindeki eserler çok iyi korunmuş. Yoğun sıra oluyor. En az iki saatinizi burada geçiriyorsunuz girip çıkmak için. Sintra için bir gününüz varsa iyi planlayın.
  • Cristiano O.
    Cristiano OrlandiOctober 3, 2015
    É grande, clássico e bonito. Reserve um dia só para o Palácio... chegue cedo e aproveite as trilhas!!!
  • Angela Teresa R.
    Angela Teresa RispoliSeptember 10, 2015
    visita inesquecivel!tudo é magnifico!!!
  • Patricia E.
    Patricia EcaveSeptember 8, 2015
    Além da questão histórica a arquitetura é linda! Fotos internas não são permitidas e na entrada existe um painel digital que vale observar antes de iniciar a visita.
  • Francesco Paolo F.
    Lo ricorderò come la cosa più bella e notevole vista durante il mio soggiorno a Lisbona
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