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Parques De Sintra Parque E Palacio Da Pena

Points of Interest

National Palace of Pena

Grotto of the Monk and St. Catherine’s Heights

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The Park of Pena is dotted with intimate nooks such as the Grotto of the Monk, a former site of retreat, contemplation and meditation for the religious community of the Monastery of Pena, and St. Catherine’s Heights, an excellent viewing point of the palace. Here, you can find a seat sculpted from rock, covered in tar and decorated with tiles, known as the Queen’s Throne, another of Queen Amelia’s favourite places.