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Pena Palace Tickets

The majestic Pena Palace boasts 19th century Romanticism architectural style and a wonderful view of both Sintra and Lisbon from the top. Book National Palace of Pena tickets for delightful guided tours with timed entry, round-trip return transfers, and combo options.Pena Palace Tickets

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Pena Palace Tickets Guide

Step into one of the most popular attractions in Portugal, the stunning Pena Palace. Get a close look at its 19th-century architecture heavily inspired by Romanticism, which one can still see in the palace wings, ancient battlements, watchtowers, and drawbridge. Located atop Sintra Hill, the palace offers stunning panoramic views of the city. 
Outside Pena Palace is a beautiful garden adorned with greenery, winding paths, pavilions, and stone benches. Together, the palace and gardens make for a memorable visit. Keep reading to find out all your Pena Palace tickets and tour options, plus additional information on timings, location, what to see, FAQs, and more. 

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at National Palace of Pena

  • Pena Palace tickets can be booked online now to reduce physical contact.
  • All guests must wear face masks both indoors and outdoors.
  • Social distancing guidelines are indicated on signposts and must be followed by all visitors. 
  • Audio guides are currently unavailable for Pena Palace tours, keeping in mind the safety of all guests. 
  • Pena Palace tours are operating at a limited capacity to ensure a safe visit for all. 
  • All areas inside and outside are cleaned and sanitized regularly.

All Your Pena Palace Tickets Options

Pena Palace is a must-visit attraction that flawlessly combines rich history with unique architecture. Plan a visit to this stunning palace and choose between a skip-the-line ticket or a combo tour, based on your schedule and preference. Here’s a breakdown of your ticket options and what they include. 

Skip the Line Tickets

Combo Tours

Why wait in line when you can skip it and head right in? This Pena Palace ticket comes with a skip the line feature so you don’t have to worry about waiting for long hours in a queue. Perfect for those of you on a time crunch or if you simply dislike waiting. Your tickets include entry into the palace, the park, the Chalet of the Countess of Edla, and if opted for, round trip transport from the main entrance of the park and the palace. 

Recommended experiences 

Brace yourself for a visual and cultural experience of a lifetime at the beautiful Pena Palace. Skip the long queues and get direct entry into all major parts of Pena Palace and its park, along with stunning views from atop Sintra Hill. 
If you want to experience the history and culture of Lisbon, then a combo tour is the way to go. This ticket is the best option if you enjoy day tours and want to make the most of your visit. You get to explore major landmarks in the area with a single ticket, and depending on the option you choose, you enjoy guided tours, return transfers and several other benefits. 

Recommended experiences

Combine your visit to the National Palace of Pena with other famous landmarks in the area including Cabo da Roca and Cascais & Estoril. With your local tour guide, immerse yourself in the history and culture of Portugal.   

Plan Your Visit to National Palace of Pena

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What are Park and National Palace of Pena hours?
Park timings: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (last admission is at 6:00 PM)
National Palace of Pena timings: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM (last admission is at 6:00 PM)
What is the best time to visit the National Palace of Pena?
The best time to visit Pena Palace is early mornings on weekdays to avoid large crowds. The best time of year would be between October to April, where you would avoid the summer crowds. Keep in mind that December may get crowded due to the holidays.
How long is a Pena Palace tour?
Although you can spend as much time as you want on your visit to Pena Palace, we recommend spending at least 2 hours exploring all the important sections.
Where is the National Palace of Pena located?
Pena Palace or the National Palace of Pena is located at Estrada da Pena, 2710-609 Sintra, Portugal.
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How long does it take to get from Lisbon to Sintra?
Sintra is about 30 kilometers from Lisbon. It takes approximately 30-35 minutes to get there. 
Can I take the metro/train to the Pena Palace?
Yes. You can take a train to Pena Palace by taking the Sintra line and getting off at Sintra station.
Can I take the bus to the Pena Palace?
You can take bus route 434 and get off at the Sintra stop. The palace is just a few minutes from here. 
Is photography permitted at the National Palace of Pena?
Professional photography is not allowed at the National Palace of Pena, however, you can use handheld cameras and phones to take pictures. 
Is the National Palace of Pena wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Pena Palace is completely accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Is storage facility available at Pena Palace?
Storage facility is not available at Pena Palace so we recommend traveling light. 
Are any dining options available at Pena Palace?
There are multiple dining options to choose from on your visit to Pena Palace including, Parques de Sintra, Castelo dos Mouros, Palácio Nacional de Sintra, Parque e Palácio da Pena, Palácio Nacional e Jardins de Queluz, and Parque e Palácio de Monserrate. 

What to See at the National Palace of Pena

The Pena Palace in Sintra holds a rich history within its walls. Each section has so much to explore and marvel at. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect on your Pena Palace tour.  

Architecture

Older sections of the palace were part of a 12th-century monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary, while the newer sections were heavily influenced by the presence of European Romanticism. The young Prince Ferdinand acquired the monastery in 1838, after which he was set on building a fairy-tale-like castle for himself. This can be seen by the presence of towers, domes, terraces, decorative battlements, and more.

The Chapel

Our Lady of Pena Chapel was established in the 16th century and remains intact today. You’ll find that the chapel contains a small nave with a vaulted Gothic ceiling. Its walls are made up of the original 16th-century azulejo tiles. 

Royal Dining Room

The dining room was formerly part of the monastery and was later modified for Royal use. The ceiling of the refectory dates back to the 16th century, vaulted with ribbing done in the style of Manueline. The tiles that adorn the walls were commissioned from the Roseira factory in the 19th century, while the oak furniture was ordered from Casa Gaspar in Lisbon in the 18th century. 

The Noble Room

The Noble Room was supposed to be used as a hall where ambassadors were received upon arrival, however, this objective was never achieved. Later, it was remodeled as a billiards room.

The Kitchen

Forming the largest part of Pena Palace, the kitchens were often used to prepare dishes for large banquets in the palace. Out of the 3 original stoves, only one remains, however, all of the chimneys are still in use. On the walls of the kitchen are several copper pots and pans engraved with Kind Fernando’s monogram.

Pena Park

After building his extraordinary castle, King Ferdinand set out to create a charming surrounding to suit it. Keeping the exaggerated style of Romanticism of the castle, the gardens followed a similar design. Pena Park was completely remodeled using the climate and topology of Sintra to its advantage. It spreads across 85 hectares of land, filled with trees and plants from all corners of the world.

Top Attractions Around Lisbon and Sintra

Make the most of your visit to Lisbon and Sintra by visiting other nearby attractions. Here are the top things to do in Lisbon

National Palace of Sintra

Sintra National Palace or Town Palace is a popular tourist attraction located in the historic town of Sintra. Between the 15th and 19th centuries, it served as a royal residence, while it now functions as a historic house museum. It is one of the best-preserved royal residences in Portugal and an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. Book National Palace of Sintra tickets.

Monserrate Palace and Park

Explore one of the most beautiful and picturesque palaces in Sintra at the Monserrate Palace and Park. Combining a unique blend of Arabic, Indian, and Neo-Gothic styles of architecture, the castle is a stunning location and a prime attraction for tourists. The palace is adorned with a scenic garden filled with winding paths, a waterfall, and an ancient chapel. Book Monserrate Palace tickets.

Moorish Castle

Consisting of ancient buildings, gates, and fortified walls, Moorish Castle is a unique attraction in Gibraltar. Its major highlights are the Tower of Homage and the Gate House, the tower being a striking feature built in a dominant and strategic position. A part of the prison was used as a prison until it was relocated in the year 2010. Book Moorish Castle tickets.

National Palace of Queluz

This gorgeous 18th-century palace is located in the heart of Queluz, a small city in the Lisbon district. It was once used as a summer house for Dom Pedro of Braganza and later became the official residence of the Portuguese Prince Regent John VI and his family. After a massive fire in 1934, work began to restore the palace. Today it is open to the public and is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Book National Palace of Queluz tickets.

Pena Palace Tickets FAQs

Are Pena Palace tickets available online now?

Yes. You can book your Pena Palace tickets online and choose from a range of ticket options. Guests are advised to book their tickets online in advance so as to get their preferred date and time to visit.

What safety measures are in place at the National Palace of Pena?

Pena Palace tickets can be booked online now. Masks and social distancing are mandatory throughout a guest’s tour. Thorough disinfection takes place regularly.

What are the different types of Pena Palace tickets?

You can choose between skip the line Pena Palace tickets which allow you to bypass the long waiting lines, or choose a combo ticket that includes entry to not just the palace, but other popular attractions in the city as well.

Do Pena Palace tickets include skip-the-line entry?

Yes. Your Pena Palace tickets include a skip the line feature so you don’t have to wait in long entry lines.

Are discounts available on Pena Palace tickets?

Children below 6 years of age can enter Pena Palace for free. Guests between the ages 6 to 17 and above 65 enjoy reduced pricing.

Are return transfers included in my Pena Palace tickets?

It depends on which ticket you book. Standard entry tickets do not include return transfers, while combo tickets include pick-up and drop-off.

Are Pena Palace tours available now?

Yes. Combo tickets include a local guide who will take you around the palace and its gardens, along with the other attractions around, on a comprehensive guided tour.

What are Park and National Palace of Pena hours?

The Park is open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM with the last admission at 6:00 PM.
The National Palace of Pena is open from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM and the last admission is at 6:00 PM.

How do I get to the National Palace of Pena?

You can get to the National Palace of Pena by train or bus. If you’re traveling by train, take the Sintra line and get off at Sintra station. Alternatively, you can take bus route 434 and get off at the Sintra stop. If you’re driving to Pena Palace, take the road that connects the town center of Sintra to Colares. You can park your vehicle at the historic center of Sintra or any nearby car parks. However, keep in mind that parking is limited so public transport is your best bet.

What is the best time to visit Pena Palace?

The best time to visit Pena Palace is early mornings on weekdays to avoid large crowds. The best time of year would be between October to April, where you would avoid the summer crowds. Keep in mind that December may get crowded due to the holidays.

Is the National Palace of Pena wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Pena Palace is completely accessible to people with reduced mobility.
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