Pena Palace

Price guide: Budget

Sintra, Sintra

Price guide: Budget

Pena Palace
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expert-rated things to do in Sintra
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Honeymooners, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History, Romance, Sightseeing

Expert review of Pena Palace

Sintra's prettiest palace is dripping with opulence and wonder.

Truly something out of a child's fantasy book, this palace has to be one of Europe's most magical. Outside, there's a sturdy drawbridge and a parade of turrets, domes and ramparts. Inside, beams of gold, brass and silver dance around each room, where chandeliers sway over yawning stone staircases and gilt-framed oil paintings fill the walls.

Price advice: 

Entry is six euros, or four euros for under 17s.

Expert tips: 
Make time to explore the forest-like surrounding park.

More information on Pena Palace:

Price guide:
Castle / palace, Historic site
Sintra, Sintra
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 10am-6.30pm (5pm in the winter). Closed Mondays.

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