Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal
In the belly of Sintra lies a colorful palace demanding to be explored. These stunning photos of Pena Palace prove you need to see this place for yourself!
But before we get to the photos, I’d like to chat about our experience. We originally planned to tour the interior so that I could tell you that exploring the palace was all I ever dreamed of. Or that I could tell you that Will confessed to being a prince and made delicious blueberry pancakes on the rooftop terrace of his childhood palace.
I could tell you a lot of things, but I always want to tell you the truth. This palace was such a blast to explore in person, but boy, was it busy! So busy in fact, that the queue to tour the inside was two hours long! Imagine spending two hours of a precious vacation day simply standing in line. Not for us, but thanks!
So we decided to use our walking feet and explore the exterior of this colorful place. Look at those vibrant splashes of yellow, red and purple! Looking back at these lively colors make me so happy.
We explored the outside of the palace in about an hour and decided to head out because we were worn out from hiking from one palace to another (it’s a hard life, I tell you!).
It’s funny, I assumed that by traveling in the off season, we would avoid the crowds. Turns out there is no off season anymore. You heard it here first, folks. ????
We would love to return to Portugal and wouldn’t even mind re-visiting Sintra because it was so beautiful. This palace is a must see at least once in your life, crowds and all. We hope you enjoy the photos!
The Duke and Duchess of Portland