The National Palace of Pena is one of the most visited historical sites in Lisbon. The bright colors of the palace are repainted every few years so you definitely won’t miss the red and yellow façade that makes the palace stand out from the rest.
The palace can be found in the Sintra Mountains, on the hills of the Portuguese Riviera and was declared as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. It is currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also currently being used by the president and other government officials for numerous state functions.
Before it was all that, did you know that it was once a chapel and a monastery? It was not damaged by the earthquake on November 1755 and abandoned for almost a century before the state took it back in 1834.