As a creator, my heart skips a beat when everything falls right in its place. In this case, I was at this colorful fairytale palace on 528 meters above sea level in Sintra Portugal, meeting this elegant utmost romantic dress with the color green that pops out and doing the backdrop justice. This is pure happiness to me as a “Fashion travel blogger”.

Palácio Nacional da Pena is exactly how I picture castles in fairytales will be. Though I have to make the remark that these photos look much more romantic than reality. I had to wait at least 5 minutes, to have the picture taken on the stairs without any tourist visible on it. Check out the second slide on my Instagram post to see what I mean –> here. Still, I think this place is so stunning, you definitely have to witness this place!

Palácio Nacional da Pena is located in Sintra, a charming Portuguese town. Close to the palace you can find many more attractions that are worth your visit. I wish we had more time to explore, like the ruins of the Castelo dos Mouros

Go visit when you have the chance and create your own little fairytale ;)


Admission Parque da Pena including the terraces of the Pena Palace.: 
Adult: €7.50
Child & senior: €6.50
Family: €26.00 including the terraces of the Pena Palace.

Full ticket to the palace and the gardens: €14.00.

Opening hours
9:30-20:00 (Summer season)
10:00-18:00 (winter season)

Sintra palacio da Pena
green dress Palacio da Pena


We took the train from Lisbon, as suggested by many locals. The ride is about 40 minutes. A ticket costs €2.25 for adults and €1.15 for children, a return ticket is the same price.

Two train stations you can depart from Lisbon at least every 30 minutes:

1. Rossio Station to Sintra 
2. Oriente station to Sintra, via Areeiro, Entrecampos, and Sete Rios stations

Once you exit the Sintra station, you have a few options to go to the attractions. You can walk (according to my maps it’s quite a hike), take bus 434, or order an Uber (that’s what we did).

We spoke to our Uber driver, who said he would drive us all the way back to Lisbon for 20€. We had our return ticket, but it was an interesting offer as we were in quite a rush to catch our flight.

Sintra-Pena-palace-selfie I picture castle in fairytales will be..

Palace Pena Sintra


Dress: Halston Heritage

Photos by Echa Seriquays

Shot on iPhone XS Max

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