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Address: Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Not your traditional palace

More disneyesque than a royal palace with multicoloured walls but interesting rooms and views. The gardens appear to be less visited but had some interesting plants and buildings... read more

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Solihull
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330 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

More disneyesque than a royal palace with multicoloured walls but interesting rooms and views. The gardens appear to be less visited but had some interesting plants and buildings, and are a pleasant downhill stroll to an earlier stop for the circular 434 bus meaning a greater likelihood of getting on for the return to the station

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best palaces I've ever seen. Palace has great views all around. Definitely recommend if you in Lisbon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The National Palace is breath taking. The outside of the palace is the best part. It's just so beautiful and unusual. Of course the inside is just lovely. Ferdinand II's art work is inspiring. We ate in the restaurant and the food was fine and the wine very good. It was raining like crazy so we weren't able to enjoy... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Named "Pena" which means cliff in Portuguese. Pena Palace used to serve as one of the summer palaces by the king's of Portugal. It's architecture combines moorish and Christian designs which can be easily noticed from the main entrance of the palace and all throughout it's interior and exteriors. Whenever you're in Portugal, Pena Palace is a place that you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well, at the risk of sounding cranky, the castle looks more like a a scaled up version of a brightly painted prop from a miniature golf course than a historic fortification. If you've ever visited an actual medieval castle, the Disney-esque architecture won't be very impressive. Many people obviously love the place so it probably just didn't resonate with me.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a good couple of hours in a castle like no other really. Well worth the 1,80 Euro 40 min train ride from Lisbon. If you can spend 4 hours there to see a couple of the castles and the grounds. Really lovely

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views as you meander your way to the top of the castle. Don't miss this if you are in Sintra! The signs are educational and interesting as you enter each room, beautifully decorated often in the moorish style with fabulous ceramics.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just beautiful. It almost feels like you're in a Disney movie. Truly stunning! We were there in March, so it was a tiny bit cold up there to say the least, and not too busy. Really magical experience.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really don't know if Palacio da Pena is at the list of 1000 places to go before you die, but it must be. This is one of the most amazing monuments I've been, not only the palace, but also the surroundings. It is extraordinary and a must see when travelling to Portugal.

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Thank Miguel2770
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about this place is amazing. Since we went in March, it wasn't that crowded, and if you are willing to walk away from the palace, you'll feel like you have the place to yourself. Make sure you go to Cruz Alta.

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