Pandemic/Changes in our services: in the operation of the Cafeterias and of some Ticket Offices (see Plan your visit). | Park of Pena: Lakes entrance temporarily closed. | Access to Monserrate: recommended via Colares, due to road interventions.
Grotto of the Monk and St. Catherine’s Heights
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.