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Chalet da Condessa D’Edla

Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
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ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Sintra: Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla Skip-the-Line Ticket
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To the west, the Park of Pena also contains the Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla, recently reopened to the public after a long process of recovery and restoration after the building was destroyed by fire in 1999. The Chalet was built by King Ferdinand II and his second wife Elise Hensler, Countess of Edla, between 1864 and 1869, in keeping with the Alpine chalet model that was in vogue in Europe at that time. The building is extremely picturesque, characterised by the horizontal marking of the external plaster, painted to imitate timber cladding, and by the extensive use of cork as a decorative element, covering door and window frames, eaves and verandas, as well as tree trunks backing onto the facades to support climbing plants.
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Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I stayed overnight in Sintra and had time to fully explore the grounds of Pena Palace. It's a lovely stroll down to the rebuilt chalet, and the story of the Countess is interesting, but currently, there's very little to warrant paying the additional admission to...More

Thank PlanetJM
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Chalet is definitely worth a visit when having enough time in Sintra. If you only have one day and have not seen the Mourish castle or the Palace of Pena, then the Chalet might not be in your list. If you have seen the...More

1  Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

It is a very nice bulding, fine architecture. Beautifully restored, all in wood. Near Pena Palace. It was a very pleasant visit.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

it is a very beautiful house, I am glad we could do the walking and went to see it, it deserves a visit, but only from the outside, I would not recommend paying to go inside.

Thank Ana S
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting Chalet, it must have been "good to be the king,". Why not have your place and chalet down the hill to enjoy with your wife. This I guess was sort of like camping for royals.

1  Thank yogiacomo
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went to the Chalet on foot from the Pena Palace, it's not very far away and it's all downhill (there is also a bus transport available). All the way you are walking through an amazing park. The Chalet is a small wooden structure, quite...More

4  Thank Bruno_Croatia
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Beautiful and surprising are the words to best describe it. Serene and calm atmosphere. Walking around and seeing the garden

1  Thank Angelica d
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place is definitely worth a visit outside. I would not pay to go in - you can look in the windows and pretty much see everything but the outside is spectacular.

1  Thank WiMadcitytraveler
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Probably the less visited site in Sintra Parks and Palaces, yet deserving an attentive visit due to its originality and uniqueness. The Chalet sits inside Pena´s Park, about 1,5 mile from Pena´s Palace (see picture with map). Built by King D. Fernando II for his...More

2  Thank Hapoise
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We opted to tour only the grounds at the Chalet. This was our first of four tours in Sintra in a single day. The grounds were lovely and peaceful. The three of us traveling together with a private guide agreed that this was our favorite...More

1  Thank Pamela Cazes T
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