Chalet da Condessa D'Edla
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The picturesque Chalet and its enchanting gardens, nestled within the majestic Pena Palace estate, are must-see destinations in the region. Plan your visit with MADABOUTSINTRA.COM, your ultimate guide to getting there and exploring the highlights. Hop aboard bus number 434 from Sintra train station for a convenient hop-on/hop-off journey, circling around to Pena Palace effortlessly. Secure your Skip-the-Line e-ticket here to optimise your experience, saving both time and money.

Commissioned by King Ferdinand II for himself and his second wife, Elise Hensler (the future Countess of Edla), construction of the chalet spanned from 1864 to 1869. Despite its alpine-like facade, the exterior plasterwork cleverly imitates wooden planks, while the interior boasts intricate cork embellishments adorning doors, windows, eaves, and verandas. Visitors are treated to a visual feast of mural paintings, stucco work, and glazed decorative tiles within.

Thanks to meticulous restoration efforts, the chalet has been reopened to the public, allowing guests to admire its original splendour. The Countess herself played a pivotal role, collaborating with King Ferdinand and Queen Amélia in the transformation and enhancement of the adjacent Pena Park, a lush green oasis awaiting exploration.


Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena) Skip The Line Ticket


With this entrance ticket you can gain entry to the Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena) at your leisure. Buy online before you arrive to avoid queues and have the convenience of the e-ticket on your phone…

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Moorish Castle/Pena Palace Combi Ticket

Opening Times

Park, Daily: 09h00 – 19h00, (last admission 19h00)
Palace, Daily: 09h30 - 18h30, (last admission at 18h30)

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Contact Details
Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal.
38° 47' 16"N | 09° 23' 15"W | +351 219 237 300
info@parquesdesintra.pt |  Website

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Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla

Chalet of the Countess of Edla

The lush gardens surrounding the Chalet of the Countess of Edla boast a rich tapestry of exotic plants and trees sourced from far-flung locales like Australia and New Zealand. Within the expansive grounds, visitors can explore the Countess's Fernery, the Restharrow Garden, a charming Pergola, tranquil lakes, and the intriguing Chalet Stones, a collection of majestic granite boulders.

Enhancing the allure of the park are breathtaking vistas that encompass the iconic landmarks of the Moorish Castle, Pena Palace, Cruz Alta, and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Inspired by the prevailing Romanticism of their era, the royal couple ingeniously leveraged the natural landscape to craft one of Portugal's most enchanting and picturesque parks, providing themselves with a serene sanctuary away from the demands of public life.

Recognising its historical and cultural significance, the Chalet of the Countess of Edla and its captivating gardens were designated as a Property of Public Interest in 1993, ensuring their preservation for future generations to enjoy and cherish.

Opening Times Park, Daily: 09h30 – 20h00, (last admission 19h00)
Palace, Daily: 09h30 - 19h00, (last admission at 18h30)

Lisbon Card Lisbon Card: 10% discount   


There's a café at the front of the chalet next to the ticket office/keepers house.

There are toilets on the ground floor and in the café.

There is a small car park near the entrance of the Pena Park. Recommend parking in the centre of Sintra and taking the Scotturb bus #434.

There are scheduled guided tours of the Pena Park grounds which include the Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla. You can also book a private tour: info@parquesdesintra.pt
+351 219 237 300

There's a hop-on hop-off transfer service available between with-in the Pena Park with five stops along the route including the Pena Palace and the Chalet of the Countess d'Edla. Sign language trained staff, manual wheelchairs available on reservation, traction equipment for wheelchairs, ramps are implemented in certain rooms, adapted WC on the ground floor. NOTE: The second floor is not accessible to persons with mobility restrictions.


There are hiking trails signposted between the historic centre and the National Palace of Pena.

Take the IC19 from Lisbon, IC30 from Mafra or EN9 turning off the A5 motorway to Cascais. Once you have arrived in the town's historic centre it's best to leave the car and take the #434 bus to Pena Palace and park.

The Scotturb bus #434 leaves from Sintra Train station and takes you to the Pena Palace.

Contact Details
Estrada da Pena, Sintra, Portugal. | 38º 47' 09.4" N | 09º 23' 58.5" W
+351 219 237 300 | info@parquesdesintra.pt |  Website

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