The romance of the Pena Palace

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Pena Palace in Sintra on a bright spring-summer morning

According to Joao, our friendly Portuguese tour guide, it was a very good day. Sometimes, visitors come in the area and the castle isn’t visible because of the fog and the mist. Today, everything was clear. Everything was picture perfect.

The Pena Palace or Palacio Nacional da Pena in the municipality of Sintra, Portugal is a Romanticist castle perched on top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains. It is now considered a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. This was the summer palace of Portugal’s royalty.

When visiting Lisbon, an out-of-town visit to nearby Sintra to see the Pena Palace is something that you shouldn’t miss!