Pena Palace

Address: Sintra, Sintra, Portugal

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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.

Value for money

Price advice

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

Expert tips

Make time to explore the forest-like surrounding park.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Honeymooners
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • History
  • Design and architecture