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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

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Parques de Sintra wins the World Travel Award for the fourth consecutive year as “World's Leading Conservation Company”

On Friday, 2 December, Parques de Sintra won, for the fourth year in a row, the World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”. The Portuguese company received the award at the official ceremony held in the Maldives after having once again been the only European nominee in this category but facing such strong…

On Friday, 2 December, Parques de Sintra won, for the fourth year in a row, the World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”. The Portuguese company received the award at the official ceremony held in the Maldives after having once again been the only European nominee in this category but facing such strong…

On Friday, 2 December, Parques de Sintra won, for the fourth year in a row, the World Travel Award for…

On Friday, 2 December, Parques de Sintra won, for the fourth year in a row, the World Travel Award for…

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Parques de Sintra nominated ‘Best Conservation Company in the World’ at the World Travel Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been nominated for the “Word Travel Awards”, ranked as the “Oscars of Tourism”, in the category of the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”. Winner in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Parques de Sintra is once again the only European nominee in this category in 2016. The voting for…

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been nominated for the “Word Travel Awards”, ranked as the “Oscars of Tourism”, in the category of the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”. Winner in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Parques de Sintra is once again the only European nominee in this category in 2016. The voting for…

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been nominated for the “Word Travel Awards”, ranked as the “Oscars…

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been nominated for the “Word Travel Awards”, ranked as the “Oscars…

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Parque da Pena with new signposting and furniture

With the objective of improving visit quality standards, Parques de Sintra has fitted out the Park of Pena with new signposts and furniture. This renovation included the installation of information structures (“Help and Warning Points” with audio means of providing information and communication, information panels and tables) and directions (signposts). In accordance with a coherent…

With the objective of improving visit quality standards, Parques de Sintra has fitted out the Park of Pena with new signposts and furniture. This renovation included the installation of information structures (“Help and Warning Points” with audio means of providing information and communication, information panels and tables) and directions (signposts). In accordance with a coherent…

With the objective of improving visit quality standards, Parques de Sintra has fitted out the Park of Pena with new…

With the objective of improving visit quality standards, Parques de Sintra has fitted out the Park of Pena with new…

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Parques de Sintra receives the best practices award in the “Spaces, products and services in use” category from the “Design For All” foundation

Parques de Sintra has won the best practices award for the “Spaces, products and services in use” category from the “Design For All” foundation for its “Parques de Sintra Welcomes Better” project. “Design For All” is a non-profit foundation with the objective of researching, developing and promoting studies and best practices across the field of…

Parques de Sintra has won the best practices award for the “Spaces, products and services in use” category from the “Design For All” foundation for its “Parques de Sintra Welcomes Better” project. “Design For All” is a non-profit foundation with the objective of researching, developing and promoting studies and best practices across the field of…

Parques de Sintra has won the best practices award for the “Spaces, products and services in use” category from the…

Parques de Sintra has won the best practices award for the “Spaces, products and services in use” category from the…

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Restoration of the rooms of Manuel II in the National Palace of Pena

February saw the launch of the integral restoration process for the Rooms of Manuel II in the National Palace of Pena. The degradation of the rooms, located on the third floor of the National Palace of Pena Tower, meant they were excluded from the Palace visitor route in recent years. The works come at a…

February saw the launch of the integral restoration process for the Rooms of Manuel II in the National Palace of Pena. The degradation of the rooms, located on the third floor of the National Palace of Pena Tower, meant they were excluded from the Palace visitor route in recent years. The works come at a…

February saw the launch of the integral restoration process for the Rooms of Manuel II in the National Palace of…

February saw the launch of the integral restoration process for the Rooms of Manuel II in the National Palace of…

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Contemporary art exhibition “Point of View” brings together renowned artists at Park of Pena

On May 25, Parques de Sintra inaugurates the “Point of View” contemporary art exhibition at Park of Pena. This site specific, group exhibit, under the artistic direction of Paulo Arraiano, brings together ten renowned artists of different nationalities: Alberto Carneiro (Portugal), Alexandre Farto/Vhils (Portugal), Antonio Bokel (Brazil), Bosco Sodi (Mexico), Gabriela Albergaria (Portugal), João Paulo…

On May 25, Parques de Sintra inaugurates the “Point of View” contemporary art exhibition at Park of Pena. This site specific, group exhibit, under the artistic direction of Paulo Arraiano, brings together ten renowned artists of different nationalities: Alberto Carneiro (Portugal), Alexandre Farto/Vhils (Portugal), Antonio Bokel (Brazil), Bosco Sodi (Mexico), Gabriela Albergaria (Portugal), João Paulo…

On May 25, Parques de Sintra inaugurates the “Point of View” contemporary art exhibition at Park of Pena. This site…

On May 25, Parques de Sintra inaugurates the “Point of View” contemporary art exhibition at Park of Pena. This site…

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New lightings system for the exterior of the National Palace of Sintra

The exterior lighting system of the National Palace of Sintra was replaced with the new system entering into operation yesterday. Work began at the end of November 2015 and involved €65,000 in investment (installation and lighting equipment) and consisted of the replacement of all existing projectors and the occasional reinforcement of lighting in areas hitherto…

The exterior lighting system of the National Palace of Sintra was replaced with the new system entering into operation yesterday. Work began at the end of November 2015 and involved €65,000 in investment (installation and lighting equipment) and consisted of the replacement of all existing projectors and the occasional reinforcement of lighting in areas hitherto…

The exterior lighting system of the National Palace of Sintra was replaced with the new system entering into operation yesterday.…

The exterior lighting system of the National Palace of Sintra was replaced with the new system entering into operation yesterday.…

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Parques de Sintra records a 15.85% rise in annuak visitor numbers in 2015

In 2015, and for the first time in any single year, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra recorded over two million visitors (2,233,594), corresponding to a year-on-year rise of 15.85%. Similar to other years, the Park and National Palace of Pena were the sites receiving the largest number of visitors…

In 2015, and for the first time in any single year, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra recorded over two million visitors (2,233,594), corresponding to a year-on-year rise of 15.85%. Similar to other years, the Park and National Palace of Pena were the sites receiving the largest number of visitors…

In 2015, and for the first time in any single year, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques…

In 2015, and for the first time in any single year, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques…

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Parques de Sintra Christmas trees planted in the Park of Pena

All the trees that served as decorations for the last Christmas season in the various monuments managed by Parques de Sintra (such as the National Palaces of Sintra, Queluz and Pena and the Henrique Calado Riding Ring) were recently planted in the Park of Pena. The objective of this action was to contribute towards restoring…

All the trees that served as decorations for the last Christmas season in the various monuments managed by Parques de Sintra (such as the National Palaces of Sintra, Queluz and Pena and the Henrique Calado Riding Ring) were recently planted in the Park of Pena. The objective of this action was to contribute towards restoring…

All the trees that served as decorations for the last Christmas season in the various monuments managed by Parques de…

All the trees that served as decorations for the last Christmas season in the various monuments managed by Parques de…

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National Palaces of Sintra, Pena and Queluz provide radio tours for guided visits

The National Palaces of Sintra, Pena and Queluz are to provide radio tours to support guided visits that shall open up new means of discovering the interior of these monuments for all visitors. These devices will enable guides to provide their discourse without disturbing the surrounding environment. Guides speak into microphone broadcasters and their voices…

The National Palaces of Sintra, Pena and Queluz are to provide radio tours to support guided visits that shall open up new means of discovering the interior of these monuments for all visitors. These devices will enable guides to provide their discourse without disturbing the surrounding environment. Guides speak into microphone broadcasters and their voices…

The National Palaces of Sintra, Pena and Queluz are to provide radio tours to support guided visits that shall open…

The National Palaces of Sintra, Pena and Queluz are to provide radio tours to support guided visits that shall open…

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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…

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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…

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

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