Pena Palace Sintra is the Portuguese Roman... - Secret World

Estrada da Pena, 2710 Sintra, Portogallo

Lara Kipling


The Palacio Nacional da Pena is one of the finest tourist attractions of Portugal and exemplifies the 19th century Romanticism style of architecture. The palace is a hedonistic mix of vividly painted terraces, decorative battlements and mythological statues, all of which stand at stark contrast to the lush greens of the forests that encircle Pena. The interior of the palace is equally as fascinating, being restored to reflect the decor of 1910, when the Portuguese nobility fled to Brazil to escape the revolution. The forested park lands that surround the palace continue the Romanticism design ideals of the palace, with hidden pathways, ornate features and stunning view points. The Palácio da Pena is a wonderful flamboyant complex that is a highlight of any visit to Sintra