Established on top of the hill as a result of the creative genius of Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, king consort of Queen Maria II, the and Palace of Pena are Portugal’s greatest example of nineteenth-century Romanticism and the most important element in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra - World Heritage Site.

The construction of the Palace began in 1839 around the ruins of an old hieronymite monastery erected in the sixteenth century by King Manuel I and acquired by Ferdinand II. It incorporates architectural references of Manueline and Moorish influence which give rise to a surprising One Thousand and One Nights” effect. Around the Palace, using species from all over the world, the king planted the Park of Pena (85 hectares), which is the most important arboretum in Portugal today.


Open daily apart from 1 January and 25 December:

Park timetable: 9am – 7pm (last ticket and last admission: 6pm)

Palace timetable: 9.30am – 6.30pm (last ticket: 5.30pm; last admission: 6pm)


Check the ongoing programming at to find out about the different activities, events and experiences available in this location.

For further information:; +351 219 237 300


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