view of pentra palace above sintra

1/11 The view from Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal

The Palace of Pena stands boldly atop a rocky peak, which is the second highest point in Portugal's Sinatra hills. Standing proudly at 528 m above sea level, it was built in such a way that it would always be seen from any point in the park, Parques de Sintra. A former a monastery, King Ferdinand II made his mark by building an impressive new wing in the 19th century. Visitors can walk around these walls, looking down on Sintra below.

Take part in the family programme, An Adventure in the Palace of Pena, based on a book of the same name. Kids will help to unravel a mystery and find the solution to one of the mysteries that the book does not explain. Following clues and performing tasks, together you'll find the key to answering the unresolved riddle.

Price: Visitors are eligible for a five percent discount online. For full access to the park and Palace of Pena, adults (ages 18-64) pay £8. Children, ages six to 17, and senior citizens £6.30. Under fives go free.

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