Park and national palace of pena

park and national palace of pena

What makes the park and Palace of Pena so special?

Built 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 Park 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.

Where is the Pena Palace in Portugal?

(November 2015) The Pena Palace (Portuguese: Palácio da Pena) is a Romanticist castle in São Pedro de Penaferrim, in the municipality of Sintra, on the Portuguese Riviera. The castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area.

How do I get to Pena Park in Sintra?

Pena Park is not within reasonable walking distance of the center of Sintra. You may access it from Pena Palace, which is reached by bus 434 .

Why is the Pena Palace of Sintra a World Heritage Site?

In 1995, the palace and the rest of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra were classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Pena Palace has a profusion of styles much in accordance with the exotic taste of the Romanticism. The intentional mixture of eclectic styles includes the Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic and Neo-Renaissance.

What makes the National Palace of Pena so special?

The National Palace of Pena stands out as the renowned jewel in the crown of the Sintra Hills. The surrounding park, in close harmony with the magical character of the palace, triggers emotions of mystery and discovery. In its nooks and corners, our gaze gets lost amongst its charms.

Why is the Pena Palace of Sintra a World Heritage Site?

In 1995, the palace and the rest of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra were classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Pena Palace has a profusion of styles much in accordance with the exotic taste of the Romanticism. The intentional mixture of eclectic styles includes the Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic and Neo-Renaissance.

Where is the Pena Palace in Portugal?

(November 2015) The Pena Palace (Portuguese: Palácio da Pena) is a Romanticist castle in São Pedro de Penaferrim, in the municipality of Sintra, on the Portuguese Riviera. The castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area.

What is the Pena Park in Madrid?

The Pena Park is a vast forested area completely surrounding the Pena Palace, spreading for over 200 hectares of uneven terrain. The park was created at the same time as the palace by King Ferdinand II, who was assisted in the task by the Baron von Eschwege and the Baron von Kessler.

How to get to Sintra’s Pena Palace?

If taking the main roads, it takes about 45 minutes to get to Sintra’s Pena Palace from Lisbon. Take the A5 out of the city and then the A37 from there. Once you pass through the town of Sintra, you will be on more regional roads that are smaller and do get a bit busy, especially with tour busses, so take care, but it is not a difficult drive.

How to get to the Pena Park Palace?

Pena Palace is nearly 90 minutes away from Lisbon. Take a train from Lisbon to Sintra rail station (45 minutes). Then, if you decide to take the bus, you will reach in 30 minutes the Pena Park gate (go early in the morning!).

What to do in Sintra Portugal?

It’s not a surprise that Sintra and the Pena Palace is one of the most popular things to do in this area of Portugal. The Palace is a marvellous piece of architecture and the views are stunning. It is quite safe to visit with a stroller, although I would recommend a baby carrier too if you want to fully explore the park.

Can I Park my Car in Sintra?

We recommended the use of the pedestrian trails available or public transportation. You can park your car in the historic center of Sintra or the peripheral car parks available.

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