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And my eyes were surprised to behold


the most beautiful panorama in this world

Charles Fréderic de Merveilleux, "Memórias instrutivas sobre Portugal 1723-1726", in O Portugal de D. João V visto por três estrangeiros

Sintra is the abode of love


One imagines oneself on an enchanted island

Heinrich Friedrich Link, Travels in Portugal and through France and Spain, 1797

[Sintra] Where nature and art


complement each other wonderfully

Hans Christian Andersen, A visit to Portugal, 1866

This is the true Garden of Klingsor


and there, up above, is the Castle of the Holy Grail

Richard Strauss, composer

Today is the happiest day of my life.


[Sintra] It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

Richard Strauss, composer

Everything in Sintra is divine


There is no corner that is not a poem

Eça de Queirós, Os Maias, 1888

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Canopy Sintra returns to the Moorish Castle hillside

The “Sintra Canopy – the forest viewed from above” slide activity along the Moorish Castle hillside, reopened on April 12th and continues to be a success. The aerial route, which does not require physical effort or particular skill, can be made by any person over the age of 10, and allows the observation of the…

The “Sintra Canopy – the forest viewed from above” slide activity along the Moorish Castle hillside, reopened on April 12th and continues to be a success. The aerial route, which does not require physical effort or particular skill, can be made by any person over the age of 10, and allows the observation of the…

The “Sintra Canopy – the forest viewed from above” slide activity along the Moorish Castle hillside, reopened on April 12th…

The “Sintra Canopy – the forest viewed from above” slide activity along the Moorish Castle hillside, reopened on April 12th…

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Park of Pena distinguished as “Camellia Garden of Excellence”

On 14 March 2014, the Park of Pena (Sintra) received, in Pontevedra (Spain), the distinction of “Camellia Garden of Excellence” by the International Camellia Society (ICS), during its biannual congress. This distinction, the only of its kind in Portugal, makes the Park of Pena a member of an international network of gardens of excellence in…

On 14 March 2014, the Park of Pena (Sintra) received, in Pontevedra (Spain), the distinction of “Camellia Garden of Excellence” by the International Camellia Society (ICS), during its biannual congress. This distinction, the only of its kind in Portugal, makes the Park of Pena a member of an international network of gardens of excellence in…

On 14 March 2014, the Park of Pena (Sintra) received, in Pontevedra (Spain), the distinction of “Camellia Garden of Excellence”…

On 14 March 2014, the Park of Pena (Sintra) received, in Pontevedra (Spain), the distinction of “Camellia Garden of Excellence”…

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Hybrid buses in the Park of Pena

On 1 April, Parques de Sintra will begin the circulation of three new hybrid buses in the Park of Pena, which were ordered especially for environmentally responsible transport between the Park gate and the Palace entrance. Worth around 375,000 euros, this acquisition makes it possible for the Park and Palace’s almost 800,000 annual visitors to…

On 1 April, Parques de Sintra will begin the circulation of three new hybrid buses in the Park of Pena, which were ordered especially for environmentally responsible transport between the Park gate and the Palace entrance. Worth around 375,000 euros, this acquisition makes it possible for the Park and Palace’s almost 800,000 annual visitors to…

On 1 April, Parques de Sintra will begin the circulation of three new hybrid buses in the Park of Pena,…

On 1 April, Parques de Sintra will begin the circulation of three new hybrid buses in the Park of Pena,…

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Sintra Monuments to switch off lights for Earth Hour

Just as in previous years, Parques de Sintra will be joining in the global environmental initiative Earth Hour 2014, organised by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund). The Palaces of Pena, Sintra and Monserrate, as well as the Moorish Castle (which will be taking part in this initiative for the first time), will all switch of…

Just as in previous years, Parques de Sintra will be joining in the global environmental initiative Earth Hour 2014, organised by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund). The Palaces of Pena, Sintra and Monserrate, as well as the Moorish Castle (which will be taking part in this initiative for the first time), will all switch of…

Just as in previous years, Parques de Sintra will be joining in the global environmental initiative Earth Hour 2014, organised…

Just as in previous years, Parques de Sintra will be joining in the global environmental initiative Earth Hour 2014, organised…

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National Urban Regeneration Award: Tourism

Parques de Sintra has entered two projects for the National Urban Regeneration Award, under the Tourism category: the Moorish Castle and the Pena Farm and Stables.   This award is an initiative promoted by Vida Imobiliária and Promevi, and is intended to reward urban interventions that bring greater improvements to social life in all of…

Parques de Sintra has entered two projects for the National Urban Regeneration Award, under the Tourism category: the Moorish Castle and the Pena Farm and Stables.   This award is an initiative promoted by Vida Imobiliária and Promevi, and is intended to reward urban interventions that bring greater improvements to social life in all of…

Parques de Sintra has entered two projects for the National Urban Regeneration Award, under the Tourism category: the Moorish Castle…

Parques de Sintra has entered two projects for the National Urban Regeneration Award, under the Tourism category: the Moorish Castle…

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Queluz Music Season Opens to Full House

The Carnival Cycle of the Queluz Music Season – Tempest and Galanterie, Palace of Queluz 2014 began on 8 March, with Massimo Mazzeo as its artistic director and conductor. The first concert offered spectators the chance to listen to one of the world’s leading contemporary pianists: Ronald Brautigam, described by BBC Music Magazine as having…

The Carnival Cycle of the Queluz Music Season – Tempest and Galanterie, Palace of Queluz 2014 began on 8 March, with Massimo Mazzeo as its artistic director and conductor. The first concert offered spectators the chance to listen to one of the world’s leading contemporary pianists: Ronald Brautigam, described by BBC Music Magazine as having…

The Carnival Cycle of the Queluz Music Season – Tempest and Galanterie, Palace of Queluz 2014 began on 8 March,…

The Carnival Cycle of the Queluz Music Season – Tempest and Galanterie, Palace of Queluz 2014 began on 8 March,…

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International Monuments and Sites Day in Sintra

From 12 to 17 April, the parks and monuments managed by Parques de Sintra will be celebrating International Monuments and Sites Day with free guided tours (which must be booked in advance) led by the directors of the palaces and specialist technicians who work at the places in question on a daily basis. You can…

From 12 to 17 April, the parks and monuments managed by Parques de Sintra will be celebrating International Monuments and Sites Day with free guided tours (which must be booked in advance) led by the directors of the palaces and specialist technicians who work at the places in question on a daily basis. You can…

From 12 to 17 April, the parks and monuments managed by Parques de Sintra will be celebrating International Monuments and…

From 12 to 17 April, the parks and monuments managed by Parques de Sintra will be celebrating International Monuments and…

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Almost 5 tons of oranges for EntrAjuda and the Food Bank

The partnership set up between Parques de Sintra, ENTRAJUDA and the Food Bank (Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome) has made a total of 4,576 kg of oranges available to families in need. This project forms part of EntrAjuda’s “Restolho” programme (whose main aim is to reduce food waste), designed to organise and receive groups of…

The partnership set up between Parques de Sintra, ENTRAJUDA and the Food Bank (Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome) has made a total of 4,576 kg of oranges available to families in need. This project forms part of EntrAjuda’s “Restolho” programme (whose main aim is to reduce food waste), designed to organise and receive groups of…

The partnership set up between Parques de Sintra, ENTRAJUDA and the Food Bank (Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome) has made…

The partnership set up between Parques de Sintra, ENTRAJUDA and the Food Bank (Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome) has made…

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Winners of the “Camellias in Sintra” Contest”

The 4th “Camellias in Sintra” Exhibition and Contest, which was held on 1 and 2 March, in the courtyard in front of the National Palace of Sintra, included stalls from 17 different exhibitors, namely the best examples of camellias from the Sintra Historic Estates, from the parks managed by Parques de Sintra and those owned…

The 4th “Camellias in Sintra” Exhibition and Contest, which was held on 1 and 2 March, in the courtyard in front of the National Palace of Sintra, included stalls from 17 different exhibitors, namely the best examples of camellias from the Sintra Historic Estates, from the parks managed by Parques de Sintra and those owned…

The 4th “Camellias in Sintra” Exhibition and Contest, which was held on 1 and 2 March, in the courtyard in…

The 4th “Camellias in Sintra” Exhibition and Contest, which was held on 1 and 2 March, in the courtyard in…

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Restoration of the Greenhouses at Pena Farm

Work has been in progress since the beginning of the year on the first phase of the project for the restoration of the Greenhouses of Pena Farm. This work involves the restoration of the working greenhouses, the main greenhouse and the patch of level ground on which they stand. The second phase will consist of…

Work has been in progress since the beginning of the year on the first phase of the project for the restoration of the Greenhouses of Pena Farm. This work involves the restoration of the working greenhouses, the main greenhouse and the patch of level ground on which they stand. The second phase will consist of…

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Work has been in progress since the beginning of the year on the first phase of the project for the…

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The Court at Queluz: a voyage to the daily life in the 18th century

Tiptoeing through the Palace we visit every corner of Queluz, listening to narratives of events in its history, meeting people from a different time, and dancing to 18th century songs and music. This visit focuses mainly on the grand parties, the dresses and other attires that were worn in that era of great beauty and…

Tiptoeing through the Palace we visit every corner of Queluz, listening to narratives of events in its history, meeting people from a different time, and dancing to 18th century songs and music. This visit focuses mainly on the grand parties, the dresses and other attires that were worn in that era of great beauty and…

Tiptoeing through the Palace we visit every corner of Queluz, listening to narratives of events in its history, meeting people…

Tiptoeing through the Palace we visit every corner of Queluz, listening to narratives of events in its history, meeting people…

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Party for Babies – Concert one day in the Forest

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that all creatures of Nature in the forest live in. A moment of engaging enchantment is provided by excerpts of classical music with special arrangements for babies together with mesmerizing rhythms and rimes. Through sang stories, the concert invites everyone to experience the imaginary adventure One…

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that all creatures of Nature in the forest live in. A moment of engaging enchantment is provided by excerpts of classical music with special arrangements for babies together with mesmerizing rhythms and rimes. Through sang stories, the concert invites everyone to experience the imaginary adventure One…

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that all creatures of Nature in the forest live in. A…

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that all creatures of Nature in the forest live in. A…

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