On a beautiful Monday in August, I convinced my parents to visit Palácio da Pena. As excepted, it was so pretty with breathtaking views. I'll start with the pics and then I'll share the day with you.
At the end of the day, I decided I wanted to get married here. Afterall, it is a palace, and for me it is the most beautiful one.
We got there by 1PM, we had a little trouble with the traffic to go up to the entry of the palace, it took like a hour and a half The tickets, at first, sounded a bit expensive:
"Palace + Park
Ticket for an adult (from 18 to 64 years) – 14 €
Ticket for children (from 6 to 17 years) – 12,5€
Tickets from 65 years – 12,5€
Ticket for families ( 2 adult + 2 children) – 49€"
Me, my mom and my dad went for it nonetheless because it's part of our culture. First off, we had to walk a little bit to reach the palace's height, but nothing too tiring - then we had lunch. It was a cute restaurant / snack bar with an amazing view already and we had some sandwiches, it was nice. After that, we went to one chapel on the outside of the palace - it was beautiful - and so were the views. We could see the entire city from there and more - the day was really sunny so that helped.
Then went to the actual palace, and the inside was stunning. I know that queens and kings lived there but damn. It was something special. I personally love this type of things, seeing how people lived before us, knowing a place that has a lot of history to tell us.
Around the palace there were a lot more to visit. One thing I loved were the greenhouses (pic up there)- I'm a big fan of flowers so. The Pena Park has a lot of beautiful trees, flowers, monuments, stables with beautiful horses. I was really impressed by the lakes and the "castles" in the middle of them.
It was a day that I'll certainly keep in mind, a beautiful family day, getting to know our country - it is more important than we think.
And I may or may not have decided that I want to get married there one day :p
There's a lot to visit there, I personally recommend going there early and waste a full day visiting, calm and with time, because there's a lot of walking that you'd have to do.
When COVID-19 ends, I think you should give it a shot, it is much more of what I just said here. It is one of those things that you have to see it for yourselves.
(All photos taken with an iPhone7)