Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira
Visit the Serra de Sintra or Mons Lunae as the Romans used to say
Authentic fairytale palace, the Pena Palace
History of exotic gardens, mysterious caves and Masonic architecture of Quinta da Regaleira.
The westernmost point of continental Europe - Cabo da Roca
Local guide inside the monuments
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (in the center of Lisbon)
Transportation by a/c vehicle
Entrance ticket of Palace of Pena - €13,30
Entrance ticket to Quinta da Regaleira - €10,00
Please note: minimum participants: 2
We will visit the Serra de Sintra or Mons Lunae as the Romans used to say. In Monte da Lua, mysticism persists to this day. We will start with a tour of the authentic fairy tale palace, the Pena Palace. Then we will walk through the narrow streets of Vila de Sintra and give you free time to have lunch and taste the typical sweets of the region (travesseiro) in the famous "Pirikita" patisserie. After lunch, we will go to Quinta da Regaleira, where we will take a tour of the Dedicated Spring and learn about the history of its exotic gardens, mysterious caves and Masonic architecture. We will cross the mountain, passing through the villages around it, and reach the Cape of Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe.
The palace is located in a beautiful park with centuries-old trees and exotic plants, on top of a cliff. The building was erected in the 19th century in the architectural style of European romanticism. In his appearance, the features of "Manueline" are visible. Special attention deserves the magnificent interior decoration with neo-baroque, neo-renaissance and gothic furniture. No matter how long your trip to Sintra is, take the time to explore this castle.
Like many other sights of Sintra, this one is located in the historical center of the city. For many years the palace was the property of the royal family. Visitors are invited to view the building inside and out. Of great interest are: a chapel with wooden ceilings and a tiled floor, a heraldic hall, a reception hall for foreign guests and the Swan Room (the largest room in the palace, the ceiling of which is decorated with gilded swans).
The Romans were the first to give the name "Great Cape" - Promontorium Magnum.
Then, during the Great Geographical Discoveries, it was called Lisbon, after which the modern name was given.
Surprisingly, it was only in 1979 that data was made public that this was the westernmost point in Europe. Since then, it has been fashionable to visit a windy, awesome, but romantic place.