Pena Palace - Sintra
It is probably the best-known postcard of Sintra and the ultimate exponent of Romanticism of the nineteenth century.
At the top of the hill on the beautiful town of Sintra stands the Pena Palace, one of the main expressions of nineteenth-century architectural Romanticism in the world, and probably the most well-known postcard of Sintra. It was actually the first palace in this style in Europe as it was built about 30 years before Neuschwanstein Castle, in Bavaria. Why? Because Portuguese King Fernando II, who had Pena Palace built, was the cousin of Bavarian King Ludwig II, known for his dreamy fabulous castles and palaces.
Pena Palace was the home of kings between 1834 and 1910 and today it is one of the most sought after tourist attractions. Parque da Pena - which stretches for 85 hectares - has the most luxuriant landscapes with native and exotic species from the four corners of the globe.