Pena National Palace

Estrada da Pena
Sintra, Lisboa, 2710-609, Portugal

Pena National Palace
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The Pena National Palace is a Romanticist palace in São Pedro de Penaferrim. The palace stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra. It is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world.

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  • Castles and Palaces

    King Ferdinand set out to transform the remains of a former monastery into a palace that would serve as a summer residence for the Portuguese royal family. The Pena National Palace was constructed between 1842–1854.
  • National Monuments

  • Notable Architecture

    The Pena Palace has a profusion of styles much in accordance with the exotic taste of the Romanticism. The intentional mixture of eclectic styles includes the Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic and Neo-Renaissance.
  • Places of Worship, Religious Buildings

    The Pena National Palace's history started in the Middle Ages when a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Pena was built on the top of the hill above Sintra. An earthquake in 1755 leveled the monastery that was built later.
  • World Heritage Site

    The Pena National Palace is one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.

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