Pena palace

pena palace

What is the Pena Palace?

The Pena Palace ( Portuguese: Palácio da Pena) is a Romanticist castle in São Pedro de Penaferrim, in the municipality of Sintra, on the Portuguese Riviera. The castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area.

What makes the Palacio da Pena so special?

Surrounding the Palacio da Pena are forested grounds, which continue the design ideals of Romanticism, with hidden pathways, mystical ornaments and stunning vistas. The Palácio da Pena is one of the world’s most magnificent palaces, and this is why millions of tourists flock to Sintra each year.

How to get to Pena Palace in Sintra?

Pena Palace is in Sintra which is easily accessible by road or rail from Lisbon. You can go from Rossio Station (“Estação do Rossio”) and take the Sintra Line. It takes 45 minutes to reach the historic centre of Sintra.

What are the opening hours of the Palacio da Pena?

The palace has extended opening hours of 09:30 to 19:00 (with the last ticket sale 18:15). The Palacio da Pena is at the top of a steep hill (480m) and it is a very demanding 50-minute uphill hike from the train station. Never plan to walk this route, and we recommend catching the 434-tourist bus (€6.90 adult return).

What is the history of the palace of Pena?

The Palace of Pena was classified as a National Monument in 1910 and ranks as the single most important site in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage in 1995. In 2000, Parques de Sintra took over the running of the Park of Pena before, in 2007, the company became responsible for managing the palace.

Where is thepena palace located?

Pena Palace is located in Sintra, around 4 km away from the Sintra National Palace. Find out everything you need to know here. What is thePena Palace address? How can I reach Pena Palace? Pena Palace is accessible by both train and bus. How do I reach Pena Palace From Lisbon?

What makes Pena Palace Sintra so special?

It sits on top of the lush hills, covered in bright colors and cloaking the skyline of Sintra. Bespeaking Romanesque, Neo-Manueline, and a pinch of Moorish architecture, Pena Palace Sintra has become the zenith of Romanticist design in Portugal.

What to see and do at Pena Palace?

You will find a stunning variety of many plant species from all around the world spread over 200 hectares of uneven terrain. The story of Pena Palace goes back to the middle ages after an apparition of the Virgin Mary and a chapel for Our Lady of Pena was built atop Sintra.

How to get from Sintra train station to Pena National Palace?

The best way to get from Sintra Train Station to Pena National Palace without a car is to line 434 bus which takes 17 min and costs €2. How long does it take to get from Sintra Train Station to Pena National Palace?

How to get to the palace of Sintra in Lisbon?

By Train: Sintra is the closest train station but is located 3.1 km from the Palace. You can take a bus from the Sintra Estação stop outside the train station to Palacio da Pena stop and walk 500 meters to the Palace. By Car: Take the N249 road from Lisbon and turn into Av. Conde Sucena 2 até ao Bairro Alto da Boavista.

What is Pena Palace Sintra famous for?

Pena Palace Sintra is famous for its Romanticist, Neo-Islamic, and Neo-Gothic architecture, its location of sitting on top of the highest hills of southern Portugal and looking over the sea and rest of Sintra town. It is also considered one of the seven wonders of Portugal. Who lived in Pena Palace?

What to do in Sintra?

Along with the other palaces in the area such as the Quinta do Relógio, Pena, Monserrate and Seteais palaces, it is considered one of the principal tourist attractions of Sintra.

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