Pena Palace Opening Hours

The Pena Palace opens daily at 9.30 am and closes at 6.30 pm. 

If you want to visit the park outside the palace, arrive as early as 9 am. 

The last entry to the Pena Palace is 30 minutes before closing at 6 pm.

Please note that the last-minute ticket for the palace can be bought until 5.30 pm.

Both the palace and park are open all days of the year except for New Year’s Day (January 1st) and Christmas Day (December 25th).

The table below provides more information about the Pena Palace’s hours of operation:

DaysHoursLast entry
Monday9.30 am to 6.30 pm6 pm
Tuesday9.30 am to 6.30 pm6 pm
Wednesday9.30 am to 6.30 pm6 pm
Thursday9.30 am to 6.30 pm6 pm
Friday9.30 am to 6.30 pm6 pm
Saturday9.30 am to 6.30 pm6 pm
Sunday9.30 am to 6.30 pm6 pm

One must arrive early in the morning, as the daytime crowd can be a hassle.

(Read our article on the Best time to visit Pena Palace.)

Pena Park timings

Surrounding the Palace, Pena Park is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm.

The last ticket is at 5.30 pm, and the last admission is at 6 pm.

If you only want to visit the gardens, the cheapest ticket to Pena Park is available for 7 euros for adults over six years of age. 

Kids under five can enter the park free of charge.

Check out the Pena Palace Park timings:

DaysHoursLast entry
Monday9 am to 7 pm6 pm
Tuesday9 am to 7 pm6 pm
Wednesday9 am to 7 pm6 pm
Thursday9 am to 7 pm6 pm
Friday9 am to 7 pm6 pm
Saturday9 am to 7 pm6 pm
Sunday9 am to 7 pm6 pm

Be it weekends or weekdays, Pena Palace is open to visitors every day.

The Pena Palace’s closing time is 6 pm, but avoid visiting the palace from 3 to 5 pm.

Timed Entrance to Pena Palace

Tickets to Pena Palace are timed, and you need to select your preferred time slot starting from 10 am to 5.30 pm.

If you miss your time slot, rescheduling is impossible, so make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled slot.

Pena Palace and other palaces and castles in Sintra do not open until around 9 am. 

We recommend taking the 8 am train from Lisbon to arrive in Sintra at 8.45 am and then taking the bus to Pena Palace.

Opening Hours of Nearby Attractions

The opening times of attractions nearby Pena Palace are as follows:

AttractionsOpeningClosingLast Entry
National Palace of Sintra9.30 am 6.30 pm6 pm
Moorish Castle9.30 am6.30 pm6 pm
Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla9 am7 pm6 pm

Hence, we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to avoid last-minute disappointments.

 The entrance to the Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla is already included in the Pena Palace and Park ticket.

How much time do you need at Pena Palace?

A visit to the Pena Palace can take at least two and a half hours, exploring the different areas of the palace and gardens.

The staterooms and interior of the palace take about 40 minutes to appreciate fully. 

This includes the throne room, the Sala dos Brasões, and the Sala dos Reis.

The terraces take another 30 minutes to explore. 

These terraces offer stunning views of the surrounding area, including the Pena National Park and the town of Sintra.

If you want to spend more time at the palace, you can also visit the library, the chapel, and the armory. 


What are Sintra Pena Palace opening hours?

The Pena Palace Sintra hours are accessible from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm daily. The last entry time is 6 pm.

Is the National Palace of Pena opening hours accessible on weekends?

Yes, it is accessible on the weekends as well, from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm.

Where can we find the National Palace of Pena opening times?

You can find the National Palace of Pena opening times on the official website of Pena Palace or several travel websites.

What to expect from the Pena Palace tour?

Over two million visitors visit Pena Palace in Sintra annually to observe its rich history, art, architecture, and culture.

When is the best time to visit Pena Palace?

The Park and National Palace of Pena are best visited as soon as they open at 9.30 am as Pena Palace’s closing time is 6 pm.

With the crowds still waiting to enter, you can find a parking spot and visit the palace in peace. 

The Palace gets packed and hectic on weekends, so plan your weekday visit or arrive early on weekends.

What to prepare while visiting the Pena Palace?

For basics, the weather is very hot. So, one must wear light clothes and carry their cameras and water bottles (do not litter).

Is Pena Palace open on weekends and public holidays?

Yes, Pena Palace is open to visitors on weekends and most public holidays.

The palace maintains a consistent schedule to accommodate visitors, including during weekends and holidays.

Are there any days when Pena Palace is closed to the public?

Pena Palace is open almost every day of the year. However, it may close under exceptional circumstances or for maintenance.

How late can I enter Pena Palace before it closes?

The last admission to Pena Palace is usually one hour before the closing time of the interiors.

For the park, visitors are typically allowed to enter up until 30 minutes before closing.

Confirm the exact times on the day of your visit to ensure you have enough time to explore.

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