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Pena Palace | UNESCO world heritage site

An ode to the beauty of Portuguese architecture during the Romantic era, Pena Palace stands atop the Sintra mountain. Once a popular pilgrimage site and later the residence of the royal family, it was ultimately converted into a museum in 1991. 

Painted in attractive shades of red and yellow, the architecture has all the features of a Romantic-era classic with distinct Moorish and Manueline influences. Surrounding the palace is an extensive park where you will come across more than 500 species of trees. Read on to explore Pena Palace ticket options, timings, highlights, and everything else you need to know for your Pena Palace tour. 

Things to know before booking Pena Palace tickets

  • Understand the various ticket options available. For simple entry, tickets start from €15, but there are several upgrades and combos like the Pena Palace & Moorish Castle or Quinta da Regaleira combos, which might save you money if you plan to visit multiple sites. Evaluate if options like skip-the-line or round-trip transport could enhance your experience based on your schedule and mobility needs.
  • Check the availability of tickets for the dates you plan to visit. Some tickets, like the Lisbon Card + Pena Palace combo, offer instant confirmation and mobile ticketing, allowing for more flexibility. Consider the park's vast area (200 hectares) and the time you might spend there, which could affect your entire day's schedule.
  • If you prefer more structured guidance, consider booking a guided tour (€45) that provides historical insights and directs you to significant spots within the palace and park. For a more flexible and self-paced visit, the audio guide option at €25 could be a better fit.
  • If you're not driving, think about the transport options included with your ticket. Some tickets offer round-trip transportation, which could be crucial as the walking time between different sections of the park and palace can be significant (around 30 minutes between sections).
  • The terrain at Pena Park and the palace is uneven and may be challenging for those with mobility issues. Check if the ticket provides any additional support or if there are accessible paths you can use.
  • Given the park's extensive open and natural space, weather can influence your visit. Wear comfortable walking shoes and carry suitable clothing to adapt to changing weather conditions, like sudden rains or strong sun.

Why visit Pena Palace?

Pena Palace interiors of the Great Hall

Which Pena Palace ticket is best for you?

Timed Entry Tickets to Pena Palace

If you are short on time

Go For: Timed Entry Tickets
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Guided tour optional

  • You get fast track entry to Pena Palace.
  • Entrance to the Pena Palace park. 
  • Entrance to the Chalet of the Countess of Edla.

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Pena Palace Guided Tours

If you are a solo traveller

Go for: Full-day guided tours
Duration: 4-5 hours
Guide: Guided tour included

  • These tickets include a 7- 10 hour guided tour through the enchanting town of Sintra with Lisbon transfers via an air-conditioned minibus.
  • A multilingual guide will tell you about Sintra's 19th-century history and learn about the National Palace too.

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Pena Palace Combo Tours

If you are a history buff

Ticket type: Combo tours
Duration: Varies
Guide: Guided tour optional

  • Explore more of Sintra as a history buff and visit landmarks like Moorish Castle and Quinta da Regaleira along with Pena Palace.
  • You can choose to have a guided tour with an informative and knowledgeable guide.

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Sintra Guided Tours

If you want to explore in-depth

Ticket type: Guided tour of Sintra and beyond
Duration: Varies
Guide: Guided Tour

  • Explore the beautiful gems of Portugal - Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais - with an expert local guide along with Pena Palace
  • Experience Portugal, beyond the Pena Palace.

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Plan your visit to Pena Palace

From opening hours to facilities, here's everything you need to know to plan your visit to Pena Palace.

Opening Hours

Pena Palace Parking
  • Parking: There are two parking lots at the Pena Palace. The first one is located at the bottom of the park. From here, it is about 30 minutes of an uphill climb to reach the palace. The second parking lot is located right next to the entrance. 
  • Dining: On-site dining options for meals, snacks, and beverages.
  • Accessibility: Pena Palace is wheelchair accessible. You can get one on advance request.
  • Restrooms: There are restroom facilities available for visitors within the Pena Palace complex.
  • Wi-Fi: Availability of Wi-Fi in specific areas
Bacalhau - portuguese food
  • Tascantiga: Cozy spot serving traditional Portuguese dishes with a friendly ambiance.
  • Incomum by Luis Santos: Quirky restaurant offering creative Portuguese fusion cuisine in a chic setting.
  • Sabores de Sintra: Charming eatery with outdoor seating, featuring regional dishes and wines.
  • Romaria de Baco: Rustic tavern serving traditional Portuguese food with excellent wine selection.
Monserrate Palace & Park

National Palace of Sintra: Steeped in history, the National Palace of Sintra stands as an architectural masterpiece, characterized by its distinctive twin chimneys, Manueline windows, and richly decorated rooms

Monserrate Palace & Park: Monserrate Palace showcases a captivating blend of Moorish, Gothic, and Indian architectural influences.

Beyond Pena Palace

Jeronimos Monastery
National Palace of Sintra
Iniation well at Quinta da Regaleira

Frequently asked questions about Pena Palace tickets

How to book Pena Palace tickets?

You can purchase tickets to Pena Palace online or at the venue. Online purchasing allows you to skip the long queues at the ticket office.

How much is the Pena Palace ticket price?

Depending on your choice of ticket, Pena Palace ticket price will vary. However, you can expect a standard entry ticket to cost you around €14.

Should I buy Pena Palace tickets in advance?

It is advisable to pre-book your Pena Palace tickets for a safe and comfortable experience.

What is included in Pena Palace tickets?

Depending on your choice of ticket, a standard Pena Palace ticket will give you access to the palace and its adjoining park.

What is the cancellation policy for Pena Palace tickets?

The cancellation policy depends on the type of ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, others may not offer a refund upon cancellation. Please check the specific terms before you make your reservation.

How long does it take to complete a Pena Palace tour?

The duration of a Pena Palace tour can vary depending on several factors, including the type of tour you choose and your pace of exploration. On average, a guided tour of Pena Palace typically takes around 1 to 1.5 hours. This duration allows you to visit the main rooms and highlights of the palace while also providing some time to learn about its history and architecture from the guide.

Is access to Pena Palace Park included with Pena Palace entry tickets?

Yes, you can access Pena Palace Park with your entry tickets to Pena Palace.

What are the opening hours of Pena Palace?

Pena Palace opens at 9:30 AM and closes at 6.30 PM, every day of the week.

Can I take photographs inside the palace?

Photography is generally allowed in the outdoor areas and some indoor spaces, but flash photography may be restricted in certain rooms. Always follow the guidelines provided by the staff.

Is Pena Palace accessible for visitors with mobility challenges?

While some areas may have stairs or uneven terrain, efforts have been made to improve accessibility. Contact the palace in advance to inquire about specific facilities for visitors with mobility needs.

Can I visit Pena Palace and other attractions in one day?

Yes, it's possible to visit Pena Palace along with other nearby attractions like the Moorish Castle and Quinta da Regaleira in a day, but plan your time accordingly.