04/12/2018

Pena Palace | Portugal

Pena Palace Portugal Lisbon UK Travel Blog Iga Berry
Pena Palace, located in Sintra, 30km away from Lisbon was one of those places that I thought I would either hate or love. The building with its characteristic architecture, and over 87k images behind the hashtag 'Pena Palace' shows its growing popularity and for good reason. I have to say that I was not aware of it until someone at my work mentioned it. 
Pena Palace Portugal Lisbon UK Travel Blog Iga Berry
Easily accessible from Lisbon by train, uber, bus, or car, which makes it even more attractive to visit. Uber from Lisbon was definitely the pricier option (€45, one way) so if you are not travelling as a group and don't mind walking to and from the train station I would stick to the train and then take an Uber or bus in Sintra up to the Palace. Check ticket prices
Pena Palace Portugal Lisbon UK Travel Blog Iga Berry
Pena Palace is located upon a hill beside Sintra and offers panoramic views, the opportunity for a walk among trees in the shade during hot days, and several Insta perfect locations with colourful walls in the Romanticism style. When I visited this fairy tale location I felt that it was rather over crowded so timing might be something to consider when visiting, especially if it's one of the factors that bothers you. If you want to avoid crowds I would suggest going there first thing in the morning to be the first one to enter. 
Pena Palace Portugal Lisbon UK Travel Blog
On our way around we stopped many times to take closer looks at the unique details. The gardens around the palace are really impressive so I would recommend when visiting accommodate extra time into your schedule to walk around them without feeling rushed. Pena Palace with its surroundings can easily take up to 4 hours especially if you want to take a few photos of yourself without other people appearing in your photo. 
Inside Pena Palace Portugal Lisbon UK Travel Blog Iga Berry
We adventured inside too to make sure that we got a proper feel of the palace. Have a look at what is waiting for you inside Pena Palace. There is way more to see so when you are there have a peak. 
Chandelier Inside Pena Palace Portugal Lisbon UK Travel Blog Iga Berry
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