Pena Palace, Sintra
A distant view of the Pena Palace at Sintra, taken from the Moorish Castle .. which is also perched on top of the Sintra Hills.
I hope the various pictures I've shown have given you an idea of how special Pena is. There is plenty more to see.
The whole are of Sintra has been designated a World Heritage Site The Cultural landscape of Sintra
If you do ever visit the palace it's probably a good idea to do as the guides suggest, and time your arrival for either early in the day or later in the afternoon. During the middle of the day in the tourist season it can get quite busy and there may be queues to see the residential parts, although wandering around the outside is easy and stressless. Cameras cannot be used indoors.
Cars can be taken most of the way to the Palace, along the longest cobbled road I've ever seen, the last climb to the Palace is quite a steep but beautiful walk, there are little trams that run too.my vfxy