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In the second half of the 19th century, King Fernando II and his future second wife, Elise Hensler, the Countess of Edla, created a Chalet and a Garden in the Park of Pena, a private space designed in accordance with the romantic taste, which served as a refuge and leisure area for the couple.
Strategically situated to the west of the Palace of Pena, the building followed the model of Alpine Chalets, which were then very fashionable in Europe.
Its eclectic decoration consists most notably of mural paintings, stucco work, glazed decorative tiles and an exhaustive use of cork as an ornamental feature.
Outside, the garden that surrounds the Chalet combines indigenous vegetation with botanical species from all over the world, forming an exotic landscape that includes such delights as the Countess’s Fernery, the Restharrow Garden, the Pergola and the lakes.



Included in the entrance ticket for the Park and National Palace of Pena
*Prices are subject to alterations without prior notice, please confirm prices in the official website and for combined tickets.
Visit in the Tours:


9.00am. to 6.00pm.
Last admission 5.30pm.

If you are lucky enough to find the electric car at the top of the hill, near the entrance of the Pena Palace, (max. 8 passengers) and you can see much of the Pena Park and includes the access to the Chalet of the Countess of D'Edla which is the most romantic place in the Park, a lost gem deep in the forest. The Hop On Hop Off tour route in the Park of Pena is included in the entrance ticket

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