Seteais Palace

Visitor's Guide

Seteais Palace, Sintra

The two wings of the palace, joined by a triumphal arch.

This neoclassical palace from 1783 consists of two wings connected by a triumphal arch added in 1802, which frames a view of Pena Palace in the distance. It was home to aristocrats until it was turned into a hotel in 1953, welcoming famous guests such as U.S. President Richard Nixon and writer Agatha Christie.

Seteais Palace, Sintra

The garden in front of the palace

The grand interior is filled with romantic paintings, crystal chandeliers, and a luxurious ambience that retains the charm of the 18th century. It’s only open to guests, but the exterior is accessible to everyone.

Seteais Palace, Sintra

The triumphal arch frames a view of Pena Palace

It’s located a short walk from the popular Quinta da Regaleira, and is therefore an easy and recommended stop, for the gardens and view of Pena Palace.

How to Get to Seteais Palace


You may walk to Seteais Palace, which is just over 25 minutes from the train station and about 15 minutes from the center of Sintra. Alternatively, take bus 435, which departs from a stop found a few steps from the train station.

Rua Barbosa du Bocage, 8


Admission and Tickets to Seteais Palace


Access to Seteais Palace’s gardens is free. The interior of the palace is accessible to guests. To book a room, look here: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Hotel


Attractions Nearby


Quinta da Regaleira is about a 3-minute walk away, while the Sintra National Palace is around a 15-minute walk back in the center of town.