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Park and National Palace of Pena

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Reviewed today

The palacio is a must. Arrive before the opening if you want a parking 100 meters after the palace. A difficult walk awaits you from the parking at the door. The queue may be long at the gate after 11:00. Once the door is crossed,...More

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Reviewed today

It is a long and steep walk to reach the Pena Palace, but worth every step. The views from the top, the colourful architecture are amazing. This is an Unesco World Heritage site. There is a cafe on top to buy refreshments, so take money...More

Thank Illona0077
Reviewed today

Pretty much on everyones list, The Palace of Pena is certainly worth the effort to visit. We drove (a challange) as we planned on touring the Atlantic Coast afterwards and arrived early (definite plus). If you are driving and can figure out the signage, there...More

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed today via mobile

This spot is a must to see. It’s giving you a great impression how beautiful and rich Portugal is. The entrance fee is 14€ pP kind of expensive especially when you know it was free of charge years ago. Don’t be surprised when you find...More

Thank Marc K
Reviewed today

On arrival in Sintra, walk out the station, turn right and catch the 434 Bus. The return ticket to Pena Palace is €6.90. The bus will take you right to the entrance. We bought a Palace and Park ticket. Even in October the queue for...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed today via mobile

Yes it’s a steep climb but yes it’s worth it (just) This is a restatement of advice from others (much appreciated) plus a few new insights. 1) buy a Viva Viagem RECHARGEABLE card the day before and put €10 on it. 2) Prebook your Pena...More

Thank TomLizTravels
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cool site to see. Beautiful yellow, red, blue......castle, historically not too old, on the top of the hill. Just beautiful, like a cake. My love and I went there during our stay in Lisbon. It's something to see. We loved it. You should come too.

Thank Jurica H
Reviewed yesterday

The National Palace is incredible to view from the outside but had a one and a half hour hour wait to get inside and then another hour and a half once inside in a long line of people weaving through the building with no way...More

Thank little_sonj
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We waited in line for two hours and another hour and half through the rooms The guide told us it was the palace of Versailles in Portugal after leaving I wondered have they ever been to the Palace of Versailles I doubt it the place...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Pena palace this morning, and the palace decoration is stunning. You can get access to both the palace and the palace park for €14 euros and you really could spend all day there. Wear sturdy walking shoes. You can take bus 434 from Sintra,...More

Thank Jacqui T
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Gabriele F
18 August 2018|
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Response from ge0teach84 | Reviewed this property |
We waited online to get in for over 2 hours. the whole walkthrough through the palace probably only takes 45 minutes .to tell you the truth it wasn't even worth it. the views are better outside you could do the outside tour... More
5 August 2018|
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Response from Dorota G | Reviewed this property |
No problem with buying tickets on the spot. You can also buy them in Sintra Train Station - no queues, and helpful ladies there.
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Youssef E
25 June 2018|
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Response from traveladdict1181 | Reviewed this property |
We took the train which is 30 minutes and then the 434 bus up to the top. we decided to take a tuk tuk down as we didn’t want to wait for the bus.