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  • Address: Estrada da Pena, 2710-609, Sintra Portugal, Portugal
  • Hours: April 1 to September 30: 9:45am - 7pm. October 1 to March 31: 10am - 5pm. Check website for admission costs!
  • Admission: 12 - 13.5 EUR

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Pena National Palace

Technically, UNESCO considers the entire cultural landscape of Sintra the World Heritage Site here, but the crown jewel is the royal Pena National Palace. Considered the greatest example of 19th-century Romanticism in the world, the palace sprawls on a hilltop high above Sintra, and can often be seen from Lisbon, 17 miles away. Commissioned by then-king Ferdinand II on the site of a ruined 15th-century monastery and completed in 1854, the fanciful red-and-yellow palace is an exotic mix of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance style elements.

Designed by mining engineer and amateur architect Baron Wilhelm Ludwig von Eschwege as a summer house for the royal family, the interior of Pena features ornate stuccos, multi-patterned columns, Moorish-arched ceilings, and much of the original monastery’s chapel. The exterior is festooned with allegorical carvings, references to Biblical stories and religious icons, as well as lavishly painted Portuguese tiles. The most complete view of the palace complex, including an enormous, turreted clock-tower, can be glimpsed from the Queen’s Terrace.

Surrounding the palace is the 500-acre Pena Park, an organic jumble of trees and plants from around the globe. Fitting for a country well-versed in ocean-bound exploration, trees and ferns here hail from China, Australia, New Zealand, North America and more. The eclectic nature of this assembled forest heightens the exotic impression of the palace, completing the Romantic picture.

Portugal exiled its last royals in 1910, and the palace has been a national monument and museum ever since. Along with its neighboring landscape, Pena was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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Experience the natural and historical beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. Just a few hours from Portugal's capital ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Sintra Royal Palaces Day Trip from Lisbon: Queluz Palace, Pena Palace and Pena Park, Lisbon, Day ... 
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Sintra Royal Palaces Day Trip from Lisbon: Queluz Palace, Pena Palace and Pena Park

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Discover a world of fairy tale palaces and gardens on this full-day tour to Queluz and the UNESCO-listed town of Sintra from Lisbon. Once a decadent retreat ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon

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Enjoy a day trip to Sintra on this small-group tour (up to 8-travelers) from Lisbon. Spend your day seeing all the major highlights, such as Pena Palace and ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.65
Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Half-Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Half-Day Trip from Lisbon

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Enjoy a half-day trip from Lisbon to Sintra to see one of Portugal’s most popular attractions, the massive, gorgeous Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena), ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting and Pena Palace, Lisbon, Half-day Tours
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting and Pena Palace

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Sintra, the capital of romanticism, is one of the most picturesque and beautiful villages of Portugal. The monuments have a grand architecture full of stories ...  Read more

Location: Sintra, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

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Full Day Sintra and Cascais Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full Day Sintra and Cascais Tour from Lisbon

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Spend a day in two of Portugal’s most charming small towns during this full-day tour to Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. See Sintra’s famous Quinta da ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Monuments Tour in Sintra from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Private Monuments Tour in Sintra from Lisbon

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Location: Sintra, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.60
Private Tour: Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon Including Lunch and Wine Tasting, Lisbon, Private ... 
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Private Tour: Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon Including Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Leave Lisbon for the lush hills of Sintra on a private day trip. Visit the historical town of Sintra and the magnificent Pena National Palace, an exuberant ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $214.42
Lisbon Super Saver: City Tour by Minivan Including Tastings and Half Day Sintra Small Group Tour ... 
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Lisbon Super Saver: City Tour by Minivan Including Tastings and Half Day Sintra Small Group Tour with Pena Palace

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Explore Lisbon’s grandiose landmarks and charming promenades during this 4-hour small-group guided tour with tastings. Aboard a minivan, discover the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Half Day Sintra Small Group Tour with Pena Palace from Lisbon, Lisbon, Super Savers
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Half Day Sintra Small Group Tour with Pena Palace from Lisbon

The best option if you are short in time and want to see one of the most enchanting areas close to Lisbon. On this tour you will have free time to explore the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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