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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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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…

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

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

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Top names set to open the “Music Season” at the Palace of Queluz

8 March marks the beginning of the Carnival Cycle of the 2014 Music Season at the Palace of Queluz – Tempest and Galanterie – with Massimo Mazzeo as the artistic director. This first cycle runs from 8 to 29 March and consists of six concerts that will be performed by some of the leading names…

8 March marks the beginning of the Carnival Cycle of the 2014 Music Season at the Palace of Queluz – Tempest and Galanterie – with Massimo Mazzeo as the artistic director. This first cycle runs from 8 to 29 March and consists of six concerts that will be performed by some of the leading names…

8 March marks the beginning of the Carnival Cycle of the 2014 Music Season at the Palace of Queluz –…

8 March marks the beginning of the Carnival Cycle of the 2014 Music Season at the Palace of Queluz –…

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Park of Monserrate becomes partner of European Garden Heritage Network

The Park of Monserrate was recently accepted as a partner of the European Garden Heritage Network (EGHN), since it is considered that it can make a valuable contribution to the sharing of knowledge and good practices, as well as adding to the variety of parks and gardens belonging to the EGHN, particularly in the categories…

The Park of Monserrate was recently accepted as a partner of the European Garden Heritage Network (EGHN), since it is considered that it can make a valuable contribution to the sharing of knowledge and good practices, as well as adding to the variety of parks and gardens belonging to the EGHN, particularly in the categories…

The Park of Monserrate was recently accepted as a partner of the European Garden Heritage Network (EGHN), since it is…

The Park of Monserrate was recently accepted as a partner of the European Garden Heritage Network (EGHN), since it is…

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Park and Palace of Pena were the most visited monuments in Portugal in 2013

  Source: Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua e Direção Geral do Património Cultural (http://www.igespar.pt/en/news/6/3063/)  During 2013, the public parks and monuments managed by Parques de Sintra recorded a total of roughly 1,708,000 visitors. Of these, the Park and Palace of Pena had the highest number of visitors (787,000), which makes them the most…

  Source: Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua e Direção Geral do Património Cultural (http://www.igespar.pt/en/news/6/3063/)  During 2013, the public parks and monuments managed by Parques de Sintra recorded a total of roughly 1,708,000 visitors. Of these, the Park and Palace of Pena had the highest number of visitors (787,000), which makes them the most…

  Source: Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua e Direção Geral do Património Cultural (http://www.igespar.pt/en/news/6/3063/)  During 2013, the public…

  Source: Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua e Direção Geral do Património Cultural (http://www.igespar.pt/en/news/6/3063/)  During 2013, the public…

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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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