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Your Ultimate Guide to Pena Palace Parking

Visiting Pena National Palace, a dazzling Romanticist gem perched atop Sintra's hills, is a must for any Portugal trip. But before you get swept away by its fairytale charm, there's the practical matter of parking. Fear not, intrepid explorer, for this guide will navigate you through the Pena Palace parking options, ensuring a smooth and stress-free visit.

Pena Palace Parking options

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Official Pena Palace Parking

Parque de Estacionamento P1 Norte: This official car park is the closest to the palace, just a short walk away. It's convenient, but be prepared for potentially high prices and limited spots, especially during peak season.

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Alternative Parking options

  • Estacionamento Largo São Pedro Penaferrim: Located in the historic village of Sintra, this parking lot offers a cheaper and more relaxed alternative. From here, you can catch a hop-on-hop-off tourist bus or the charming Pena Tram to the palace.
  • Sintra Parking: Situated near the Sintra Train Station, this parking garage is a good option if you're arriving by train. It's a bit further from the palace, but with more affordable rates and ample spaces.

Visitor tips

  • Arrive early: Especially during peak season (spring and summer), parking near the palace can fill up quickly. Aim to arrive early in the morning to secure a spot.
  • Consider alternatives: If the official car park is full or too expensive, don't be afraid to explore other options like the aforementioned parking lots or even street parking in Sintra village.
  • Embrace the walk: Parking further away can be a blessing in disguise. It gives you a chance to stretch your legs, soak in the charming atmosphere of Sintra, and maybe even grab a coffee or pastry before your Pena Palace adventure.
  • Bonus Tip: If you're feeling adventurous, consider taking the scenic route to Pena Palace via the Pena Tram. This charming vintage tram winds its way up the hill, offering breathtaking views along the way. Parking is available at the bottom station, and the tram ride itself is an experience in itself.



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Frequently asked questions about Pena Palace parking

Where can I park near Pena Palace?

The closest parking option to Pena Palace is the official Parque de Estacionamento P1 Norte, located just a short walk away. However, it can be expensive and fill up quickly during peak season

How much does parking cost near Pena Palace?

Prices vary depending on the parking lot and season. Expect to pay around €5-10 per hour at the official P1 Norte car park, while the alternative options like Estacionamento Largo São Pedro Penaferrim and Sintra Parking are generally cheaper, starting at around €2-3 per hour.

Do I need to book parking in advance?

Booking parking in advance is recommended, especially during peak season, to guarantee a spot.

Is there free parking near Pena Palace?

Street parking is available in Sintra village, but it can be limited and difficult to find, especially during peak season. Be sure to check the parking signs carefully to avoid fines.

Can I park at the Pena Palace itself?

There is very limited parking available directly at the Pena Palace, and it is reserved for tour buses and disabled visitors.

What are the best times to park near Pena Palace?

Arrive early in the morning, especially during peak season, to secure a parking spot. Weekdays are generally less crowded than weekends.

What is the best alternative to parking near Pena Palace?

Taking the Pena Tram is a charming and scenic option. Parking is available at the bottom station, and the tram ride itself offers beautiful views.

Is there parking for motorbikes near Pena Palace?

Motorbikes can generally park in the same areas as cars, although some parking lots may have designated motorbike spaces.

Are there electric vehicle charging stations near Pena Palace?

There are a limited number of electric vehicle charging stations available in Sintra village, but none directly at Pena Palace.

What if I have a disability?

There are a few disabled parking spaces available at the official P1 Norte car park and at the Pena Tram bottom station. Be sure to display your disabled parking permit.