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Park and National Palace of Pena

Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
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Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
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Reviewed today

This can only be described as a must for any visitor to Portugal, less than one hour from Lisbon. You walk up to the palace through the grand, beautiful and impressive national park with trees and plants from different places of the world. The park...More

Thank henschel2016
Reviewed yesterday

This park is beautiful. We totally enjoyed spending a day here. The gardens are enchanting, and the castle is beautiful with lots of history. You can horse back ride through the park also! Very pretty place!

1  Thank cjclark2492
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our visit to the palace was one of the highlight of our trip to Portugal. The site, the architecture, the colors, the history!!!!! OMG it was truly marvelous. You have to walk quite a bit once you get there but it is so worth it....More

Thank Charo B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've seen a lot of castles and palaces and this one is special. Get up and be there early- we arrived at 10.15am and it was already very busy on a Monday morning. The gardens are fantastic- worth a couple of hours wander. The palace...More

Thank Phelono1
Reviewed yesterday

This is so unique and fun to see in person! We did not take the bus up here because it was too busy. We took an uber instead that cost about 3 Euro. Then we walked down to the Moorish Castle from here and took...More

Thank knndy825
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The palace looks like a fairytale castle in the distance. Up close the architecture is impressive however let down by the sheer number of tourists. Walking around the inside was like being in one long queue at the post office. The food in the cafe...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used a tour company called Tuga Trips. We were picked up from Ericeira at our accommodation. Driver Alexander was very nice & got into the Palace before the crowds, which was great!! Alexander knew all the tricks for beating the queues! And when we...More

Thank DionGallagher
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were advised to go early in the morning to avoid the queues so arrived shortly after it opened and there were few other visitors. This was good advice as the queue to get in when we left at lunch time was enormous. It's so...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a true must see as it is a fairy tale castle built by a 19th century King of Portugal of German descent. There is a long steep walk up to it so if you have younger children or older relatives wait for the...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely place to see. The palace was amazing, great views across the park. You must see this place before you die. You won't be disappointed.

Thank gulizarr
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24 July 2017|
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Response from Karl S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. If i went again I would only get the garden ticket. You can walk around the castle itself but not into the rooms. You will get good pictures, views and access to the cafe. I did not go to Cruz Alto
9 July 2017|
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Response from RAWZ1 | Reviewed this property |
I really am not sure I'm from South Africa
18 May 2017|
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Response from Janaína T | Reviewed this property |
Maybe you should spend a little bit longer over there. Around 3 to 4h! :D