Pena Palace castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains and has Romanticism style of Architecture. This Palace is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
Pena Palace represents eclectic styles combining the Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic and Neo-Renaissance Architecture. With the abundance of Romanticism, Pena Palace sets an exotic ambience for the visitors.
Must See Architectural Highlights of Pena Palace
The preserved remains of the Hieronymite convent is worth exploring too. Checkout the cloister, the dining room, the sacristy, and the Manueline-Renaissance chapel.
If you want to clear view of the architecture of Pena Palace, move to Queen's Terrace.
The Pena Park
The Pena Park is a lush green forested area around the Pena Palace. The Romanticism in the Palace could be seen in the Park too.
Trees here includes North American sequoia, Lawson's cypress, magnolia and Western redcedar, Chinese ginkgo, Japanese Cryptomeria, and a wide variety of ferns and tree ferns from Australia and New Zealand. All these trees could be found in Queen's Fern Garden.
How to Reach Pena Palace?
From Lisbon take Bus Number 434. This bus will directly take you to Sintra Town, the Castle of the Moors and then Pena Palace. You will reach Pena Palace in 30 minutes.