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Park and National Palace of Pena

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Reviewed yesterday

History buffs might disagree with me on this one, but I'm now of the opinion that if you've seen the interior of one European castle, you've seen them all! It's just so busy. You get herded through a few rooms of the palace like cattle....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JDevs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The most colorful National Pena Palace looks like it belongs to a fairy tale and it is one of the seven wonders of Portugal. The person who came up with an idea to brightly color it is a genius indeed !!:)) Pena Palace is the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alexandra_odessa777
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow wow wow. I have never imagined such a place could exist, even upon seeing the pictures of the palace before our trip nothing had prepared me to its actual size and beauty. I will differentiate between the exterior and the interior of the palace....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roi E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Despite the throngs of people a visit to the Pena Palace is time well spent on a trip to Portugal. I won't give a lengthy review here as there are many already and you get the picture. Go see it. We did it in a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TessmacTraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

For us the best part was the Chalet in the grounds. I won't spoil it just find it !!. The palace is OK but the gardens and features are great, But you need to be fit or determined.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank steveD4862CA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved it here. Parking was a nightmare, but we were lucky. The palace is stunning, a real quirky blend of styles and character and so beautifully preserved. The inside is well laid out, well described and you really get a sense of how the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PandMat50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simply sensational and we were lucky to make a visit with a Small Group tour with Lisbon Riders; Rita our guide truly brought this place vividly to life for us. A beautifully maintained and glorious example of romantic indulgence on a monumental but very accessible...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikebZ2689MJ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This palace was a getaway for the former royal family which has a mix of European and Moorish influences. We got here at 10am and were one of the first to get in but as we visited in December the crowds were not as bad...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JamesL1979
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole purpose to visit Sintra was to see the Pena Palace. I think I had too high expectations I got very disappointed with it. The exterior was great but the interior was disappointed it was old and dirty...all the walls were dark and has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cristina L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed visiting this palace, and definitely recommend doing both the exterior and interior, especially if you can get on a guided tour (maybe 5 extra?). Expect large crowds and tons of people, and buy your tickets ahead of time if you can! If...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Dean G
November 29, 2018|
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Response from sjbirder | Reviewed this property |
There is not a combined ticket. If you do the walk up (not as hard as people say), you can either walk from the town below or just from the gardens of Pena Palace. So...let's say one way or the other (walking or tuktuk or... More
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Ceiniog
November 19, 2018|
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Response from 917johana | Reviewed this property |
Bus 434 makes a loop : Sintra train station-Sintra historic centre( from here 5 minutes walk to Quinta da Regaleira, a must see )- Moorish castle ( you need to walk about 40 minutes to it ) -Pena park ( which is at the... More
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August 18, 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
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