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To the west, the Park of Pena also contains the Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla, recently reopened to the public after a long process of recovery and restoration after the building was destroyed by fire in 1999. The Chalet was built by...more
I stayed overnight in Sintra and had time to fully explore the grounds of Pena Palace. It's a lovely stroll down to the rebuilt chalet, and the story of the Countess is interesting, but currently, there's very little to warrant paying the additional admission to...More
The Chalet is definitely worth a visit when having enough time in Sintra. If you only have one day and have not seen the Mourish castle or the Palace of Pena, then the Chalet might not be in your list. If you have seen the...More
We went to the Chalet on foot from the Pena Palace, it's not very far away and it's all downhill (there is also a bus transport available). All the way you are walking through an amazing park. The Chalet is a small wooden structure, quite...More
Probably the less visited site in Sintra Parks and Palaces, yet deserving an attentive visit due to its originality and uniqueness. The Chalet sits inside Pena´s Park, about 1,5 mile from Pena´s Palace (see picture with map).
Built by King D. Fernando II for his...More