You. Guys. I went to Portugal – Sintra specifically – and I loved the town so much that I went back and explored on my own. I had seen photos of Pena Palace in Sintra, and I just knew that I had to take a day to travel back to see the town and the castle. It’s gorgeous! With its colorful exterior, fabulous tilework, and beautiful views, I would say it is a must see if you are in Sintra or anywhere close to Lisbon.
I headed to Portugal with Traverse Journeys, although visiting Pena Palace was something I did on my own post-tour.
And – unlike my other posts – I don’t have a lot to say! I want to let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy!
Pena Palace, Sintra
Filled with color, gorgeous tile, and lovely architecture, the outside is full of sheer beauty. I can’t imagine having this as my home. Just take a look at how stunning Pena Palace is!
Here’s a tip! There is an entrance fee with two options. You can pay 7 Euro to see the grounds and the park, or you can pay 14 Euros and see the inside of the palace. Looking back, I wish I had only paid the 7 Euro because everything you’ve seen so far is available with the less expensive ticket. Not that I didn’t want to see the inside, but I REALLY wanted to see the outside – I didn’t know that you could walk around and explore the outside on just the 7 Euro ticket. Lesson learned!
The inside of Pena Palace is lovely, but I didn’t take many photos. Below is what I found unique and interesting.
Lest you think I had the place all to myself (I really tried to capture images without people, but it was nearly impossible), here is a photo of what the crowds were really like. Pena Palace in Sintra is filled with those wanting to see this gorgeous place. They are all over with cameras, selfie sticks, and the like. But from what you’ve seen so far, it’s no wonder, right? Everyone wants to see this lovely palace!
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If you are headed anywhere near Lisbon, you need to visit Sintra! I’ll be posting more about the town and it’s historical and quaint sites soon, but it’s a really easy ride from Lisbon. The cost was 5 Euro to go round trip from the Rossio Train Station (which is lovely in and of itself!). I had to stand up on the way out (I had a 10:41 am train that was packed). The 4:36 train back to Lisbon was fairly empty. If you time it right, the train is the easy (and inexpensive!) way to get to Sintra. It takes around 50 minutes. Please put Pena Palace in Sintra on your travel bucket list. It’s gorgeous!
Take a peek at another one of my favorite towns here.