Main entrance of the Pena Palace, ticket office is just beside this wall

Main entrance of the Pena Palace, ticket office is just beside this wall

Looking out to the entrance gate from inside the boundary wall of the Pena Park

Looking out to the entrance gate from inside the boundary wall of the Pena Park

Pena Palace is situated on a hill most of the times it is shrouded in mist

Pena Palace is situated on a hill most of the times it is shrouded in mist

The day I visited the palace, it was cloudy and somehow it dampened the view but no one can control the weather

The day I visited the palace, it was cloudy and somehow it dampened the view but no one can control the weather

A beautiful arch leads the way to a courtyard where a yellow coloured gift shop is situated

A beautiful arch leads the way to a courtyard where a yellow coloured gift shop is situated

Ferdinand of Saxe Coburg-Gotha, the artist-husband of Queen Maria II, commissioned Prussian architect Ludwig von Eschwege in 1840

Ferdinand of Saxe Coburg-Gotha, the artist-husband of Queen Maria II, commissioned Prussian architect Ludwig von Eschwege in 1840

This palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal

This palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal

Exterior of the Irona Gate of Pena Palace

Exterior of the Irona Gate of Pena Palace

Lizards are depicted at the exterior of the gate, that's why this gate is sometimes called the Lizard Gate

Lizards are depicted at the exterior of the gate, that's why this gate is sometimes called the Lizard Gate

Opposite to the lizard door is the gift shop of the palace

Opposite to the lizard door is the gift shop of the palace

Gift shop has a minaret (turret) with a Moorish dome - seen from the arch of the Lizard Door

Gift shop has a minaret (turret) with a Moorish dome - seen from the arch of the Lizard Door

A corridor leads to the other parts of the palace

A corridor leads to the other parts of the palace

The palace’s history started in the Middle Ages when a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Pena was built on the top of the hill above Sintra

The palace’s history started in the Middle Ages when a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Pena was built on the top of the hill above Sintra

Drawrbridge at the entrance - seen from the above

Drawrbridge at the entrance - seen from the above

Coat of Arms of D. Faernando II of Portugal and Saxe Coburg-Gotha

Coat of Arms of D. Faernando II of Portugal and Saxe Coburg-Gotha

Palacio da Pena originated in 1839, when the king consort Fernando II acquired the ‘Our Lady of Pena Monastery’ ruins to adapt it to a palace

Palacio da Pena originated in 1839, when the king consort Fernando II acquired the ‘Our Lady of Pena Monastery’ ruins to adapt it to a palace

A watchtower at the entrance of the palace -

A watchtower at the entrance of the palace -

After coming up from the drawbridge, one is face to face with the beautiful exterior of the palace

After coming up from the drawbridge, one is face to face with the beautiful exterior of the palace

The Arches Yard is named after these Moorish arches

The Arches Yard is named after these Moorish arches

A closer look at the arches

A closer look at the arches

A small door next to the arches provides access to the Wall Walk

A small door next to the arches provides access to the Wall Walk

One of the spectacular views from the Wall Walk

One of the spectacular views from the Wall Walk

Triton Gate refers to a figure which is half human and half fish

Triton Gate refers to a figure which is half human and half fish

Facade of the Triton Gate - this gate is next to the Moorish Arches

Facade of the Triton Gate - this gate is next to the Moorish Arches

Probably, this is one of the most photographed doors in the palace

Probably, this is one of the most photographed doors in the palace

Sometimes this door is called Newt Door due to the figure depicted here

Sometimes this door is called Newt Door due to the figure depicted here

A closer look at the extrior of the Newt Door

A closer look at the extrior of the Newt Door

The construction styles of this palace are Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic and Neo-Renaissance

The construction styles of this palace are Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic and Neo-Renaissance

A closer look at the decorative tiles of the Triton Gate

A closer look at the decorative tiles of the Triton Gate

Attention to details is one of the most important factor reflected in this door

Attention to details is one of the most important factor reflected in this door

In the past, Portugal was known for producing best quality glazed tiles

In the past, Portugal was known for producing best quality glazed tiles

So this technology was used to adorn the exterior of the Pena Palace

So this technology was used to adorn the exterior of the Pena Palace

One could spend an entire day looking at the fine details of the palace

One could spend an entire day looking at the fine details of the palace

Next to the Triton Gate lies another door which has Moorish architectural style

Next to the Triton Gate lies another door which has Moorish architectural style

Ceiling of a tower while climbing to the walls of the palace

Ceiling of a tower while climbing to the walls of the palace

Watchtowers of various shapes and sizes are used on different levels of the palace

Watchtowers of various shapes and sizes are used on different levels of the palace

This Persian style doome is seen from the roof of the gift shop which is used as a cafe

This Persian style doome is seen from the roof of the gift shop which is used as a cafe

These decorative structures are used almost on each roof in the palace

These decorative structures are used almost on each roof in the palace

Pena Palace is brightly painted in dark red, yellow, pink and gray colours

Pena Palace is brightly painted in dark red, yellow, pink and gray colours

The Pena Park is a large area which surrounds the palace and it offers plenty of other exciting sites within

The Pena Park is a large area which surrounds the palace and it offers plenty of other exciting sites within

Clouds seemed to be worsened in the park so I decided to to leave the park

Clouds seemed to be worsened in the park so I decided to to leave the park