Sintra | Park and National Palace of Pena

It is at the top of the beautiful village of Sintra that stands one of the main expressions of nineteenth-century architectural Romanticism around the world – and probably the most well-known postcard of Sintra. Standing out as the first palace in this style in Europe (note that the National Palace of Pena, or Castle of Pena, advanced in about 30 years to the Neuschwanstein Castle, in Bavaria, one of the meccas of the castles). It was an abode of kings between 1834 and 1910, and today it is one of the most sought after tourist attractions. The Parque da Pena – which extends over 85 hectares – has the most luxuriant landscapes, with indigenous and exotic species from all over the world. Those who visit this park can do the recommended course here, which includes waterfalls, tanks, lakes and fountains – we advise you to reach the Alto de Santa Catarina, the favorite viewpoint of queen D. Amélia, with the “Throne of the Queen” carved into the rock.

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