Access to the interior of the Pena Palace is through a small door and one sees a statue of D. fernando II beside the stairs

Access to the interior of the Pena Palace is through a small door and one sees a statue of D. fernando II beside the stairs

Pena Palace was built for King Dom Fernando after he married Queen Maria II

Pena Palace was built for King Dom Fernando after he married Queen Maria II

Interior of the palace is built in a way that it allowed plenty of fresh air and light so it can be used as a summer residence

Interior of the palace is built in a way that it allowed plenty of fresh air and light so it can be used as a summer residence

Beautiful arches in the central courtyard of the palace

Beautiful arches in the central courtyard of the palace

Here two rows of the halls of the Inner Courtayrd can be seen

Here two rows of the halls of the Inner Courtayrd can be seen

Former Refectory of the Hieronymite Monks was converted into the private Dining Room of the Royal Family

Former Refectory of the Hieronymite Monks was converted into the private Dining Room of the Royal Family

Paintings at the walls of the Atelier of King Carlos

Paintings at the walls of the Atelier of King Carlos

Bedroom of King Carlos - a former dormitory of the monastery was divided into the sleeping quarters in the 19th century

Bedroom of King Carlos - a former dormitory of the monastery was divided into the sleeping quarters in the 19th century

A closer look at the King Carlos's sleeping bed

A closer look at the King Carlos's sleeping bed

Family tree of Portugal's Royal Family is shown in one of the rooms

Family tree of Portugal's Royal Family is shown in one of the rooms

Manuel II was the last ruler of the House of Braganz in Portugal

Manuel II was the last ruler of the House of Braganz in Portugal

An inner corridor connected with the stairs inside the palace

An inner corridor connected with the stairs inside the palace

Dressing Room of the Countess of Edla, later it was the bedroom of the secretary

Dressing Room of the Countess of Edla, later it was the bedroom of the secretary

This was the bedroom of Queen Amelia's private secretary

This was the bedroom of Queen Amelia's private secretary

A bathroom is installed next to the secretary's room

A bathroom is installed next to the secretary's room

Ceiling of the richly decorated queen's bedroom in Pena Palace in Sintra

Ceiling of the richly decorated queen's bedroom in Pena Palace in Sintra

Ornate painted stucco work in Moorish geometric patterns covers the walls and ceiling of this vaulted bedroom

Ornate painted stucco work in Moorish geometric patterns covers the walls and ceiling of this vaulted bedroom

Queen's bed in her private room

Queen's bed in her private room

Study of Ferdinand II later it was used as the Dressing Room of Queen Amelia

Study of Ferdinand II later it was used as the Dressing Room of Queen Amelia

Tea Room is located in an area which allows access to the private quarters of King Ferdinand and Queen Amelia, here queen would meet only people close to her

Tea Room is located in an area which allows access to the private quarters of King Ferdinand and Queen Amelia, here queen would meet only people close to her

During the reign of King Ferdinand II, it was the Tea Room but later it became Telephone Room, used by King Carlos

During the reign of King Ferdinand II, it was the Tea Room but later it became Telephone Room, used by King Carlos

The telephone shown here is not original but the palace telephone exchange which was installed here

The telephone shown here is not original but the palace telephone exchange which was installed here

Interior of the Arabic Room of Pena Place - the decoration of the room was carried out by an Italian, named Paolo Pizzi

Interior of the Arabic Room of Pena Place - the decoration of the room was carried out by an Italian, named Paolo Pizzi

This room portrays an Islamic style of architecture

This room portrays an Islamic style of architecture

A sofa inside the Arabic Room - the visitors to the Royal Family would be seated in this room

A sofa inside the Arabic Room - the visitors to the Royal Family would be seated in this room

A closer look at the decorative work inside the Arabic Room

A closer look at the decorative work inside the Arabic Room

Objects on display inside the Sacristy Room

Objects on display inside the Sacristy Room

Few of the items including plates were made of porcelain

Few of the items including plates were made of porcelain

A rider is depicted on one of the urns inside the Sacristy Room

A rider is depicted on one of the urns inside the Sacristy Room

This is the Smoking Room of the new palace and it is decorated with the Mudejar Islamic architectural style

This is the Smoking Room of the new palace and it is decorated with the Mudejar Islamic architectural style

Some of the displays inside the Smoking Room (Sala de Fumo)

Some of the displays inside the Smoking Room (Sala de Fumo)

The Neo-Rococo chandelier is a glass portrayal of a morning glory climbing plant

The Neo-Rococo chandelier is a glass portrayal of a morning glory climbing plant

The Indian furniture of the room was brought in 1940

The Indian furniture of the room was brought in 1940

The Great Hall of the Palace was used to host the receptions for the King Ferdinand II

The Great Hall of the Palace was used to host the receptions for the King Ferdinand II

A chandelier hangs from the ceiling of the Great Hall

A chandelier hangs from the ceiling of the Great Hall

A portrait of King Ferdinand II inside the Office of King Manuel II

A portrait of King Ferdinand II inside the Office of King Manuel II

One of the many windows in the palace to allow natural light inside

One of the many windows in the palace to allow natural light inside

Interior of the Stag Room - it was intended to be used as a banqueting room

Interior of the Stag Room - it was intended to be used as a banqueting room

It was designed as a Room for Knights with the stained glass windows

It was designed as a Room for Knights with the stained glass windows

But full decoration of this room was never finished

But full decoration of this room was never finished

There was a plan to display weapons underneath the stag heads but it never materialised

There was a plan to display weapons underneath the stag heads but it never materialised

Items on display inside the Stag Room

Items on display inside the Stag Room

Decorative items or they were use in the receptions, I am not sure

Decorative items or they were use in the receptions, I am not sure

Banquets held in the Stag Room was prepared in this kitchen of the palace

Banquets held in the Stag Room was prepared in this kitchen of the palace

There were three original stoves in the kitchen but two have survived to this day

There were three original stoves in the kitchen but two have survived to this day

Pots inside one of the cabinets - all pots are marked with PP (Pena Palace)

Pots inside one of the cabinets - all pots are marked with PP (Pena Palace)