The National Palace of Sintra is also known as Palácio da Vila (Town Palace) and was one of the Portuguese royal palaces. It is located in the center of the town. Building started in the 15th century, but the author of its design is unknown.
Today, it is a huge tourist attraction. Sintra is often visited as a day trip from Lisbon, but it is recommended to spend more than one day if you want to fully discover this beautiful region.
The exterior is dominated by the two huge chimneys that rise out from the kitchens while the interior is filled with decoratively painted rooms that reflect the extensive history of the palace itself. There is a path weaving its way through the palace that visitors should follow.
National Palace of Pena Rooms
One room after another treats you with amazing furniture, paintings, frescos, themed ceiling paintings and impressive tile panel works.