Palacio da Pena

Type: Architecture, Attractions, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Gardens, Great Views, Historic Sites, Romantic, Sightseeing, Unusual





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One of the region's most distinguished historical landmarks and a fixture on the Sintra sightseeing circuit, the Pena palace crowns the highest peak of the Serra de Sintra hills. Dating from the 19th...  Read More

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  • Sightseeing: "Admission to the palace also includes access to the park, itself a wooded and verdant destination."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "Keep an eye on the weather. The mild micro-climate means that sometimes the palace is hidden by mist or low cloud."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Portugal. Combining a visit with exploring Sintra proper is a memorable day out.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Even from a distance the palace conures up a sense of flamboyant romanticism, an emotion that strengthens as you approach this landmark wonder.

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