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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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The only national Equestrian Art Library makes its catalogue available online

Parques de Sintra is henceforth providing free access to the online catalogue of the Diogo de Bragança, 8th Marquis of Marialva Equestrian Art Library, the only national library dedicated exclusively to Equestrian Art, in the National Palace of Queluz, open to the public and part of the visitor route to this monument. The launch commemorates…

Parques de Sintra is henceforth providing free access to the online catalogue of the Diogo de Bragança, 8th Marquis of Marialva Equestrian Art Library, the only national library dedicated exclusively to Equestrian Art, in the National Palace of Queluz, open to the public and part of the visitor route to this monument. The launch commemorates…

Parques de Sintra is henceforth providing free access to the online catalogue of the Diogo de Bragança, 8th Marquis of…

Parques de Sintra is henceforth providing free access to the online catalogue of the Diogo de Bragança, 8th Marquis of…

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The Magic of Christmas arrives at the National Palace of Queluz

In the National Palace of Queluz Courtyard from 14 to 23 December, Parques de Sintra is presenting the video mapping “Christmas Workshop”, an original creation and production by Grandpa’s Lab. With free entrance, this performance features 3D animation and is projected onto the external facades of the monument. “Christmas Workshop” revolves around a man who…

In the National Palace of Queluz Courtyard from 14 to 23 December, Parques de Sintra is presenting the video mapping “Christmas Workshop”, an original creation and production by Grandpa’s Lab. With free entrance, this performance features 3D animation and is projected onto the external facades of the monument. “Christmas Workshop” revolves around a man who…

In the National Palace of Queluz Courtyard from 14 to 23 December, Parques de Sintra is presenting the video mapping…

In the National Palace of Queluz Courtyard from 14 to 23 December, Parques de Sintra is presenting the video mapping…

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Monserrate Revisited - The Cook Collection in Portugal

Opening on 1 December at the Palace of Monserrate, Parques de Sintra presents the exhibition “Monserrate Revisited – The Cook Collection in Portugal” in the year commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Francis Cook (1817 – 1901). The sample brings together pieces from the art collection built up by the vastly wealthy…

Opening on 1 December at the Palace of Monserrate, Parques de Sintra presents the exhibition “Monserrate Revisited – The Cook Collection in Portugal” in the year commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Francis Cook (1817 – 1901). The sample brings together pieces from the art collection built up by the vastly wealthy…

Opening on 1 December at the Palace of Monserrate, Parques de Sintra presents the exhibition “Monserrate Revisited – The Cook…

Opening on 1 December at the Palace of Monserrate, Parques de Sintra presents the exhibition “Monserrate Revisited – The Cook…

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Concert with the Lisbon Youth Choir to inaugurate the National Palace of Sintra Christmas tree

Christmas arrives at the National Palace of Sintra on 1 December with a concert by the Lisbon Youth Choir to commemorate the inauguration of the Parques de Sintra Christmas tree, which shall remain on display until 6 January 2018 in Rainha Dona Amélia Square. Under direction of the São Carlos National Theatre maestro co-répétiteur, Nuno…

Christmas arrives at the National Palace of Sintra on 1 December with a concert by the Lisbon Youth Choir to commemorate the inauguration of the Parques de Sintra Christmas tree, which shall remain on display until 6 January 2018 in Rainha Dona Amélia Square. Under direction of the São Carlos National Theatre maestro co-répétiteur, Nuno…

Christmas arrives at the National Palace of Sintra on 1 December with a concert by the Lisbon Youth Choir to…

Christmas arrives at the National Palace of Sintra on 1 December with a concert by the Lisbon Youth Choir to…

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Parques de Sintra nominated the “World’s Leading Conservation Company” for the fifth consecutive year by the World Travel Awards

Parques de Sintra has again been nominated, and for the fifth consecutive year, by the Word Travel Awards (WTAs), considered the “Oscars of Tourism”, in the category of the World’s Leading Conservation Company. Winner for the past four years (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016), in 2017, Parques de Sintra is once again the only European…

Parques de Sintra has again been nominated, and for the fifth consecutive year, by the Word Travel Awards (WTAs), considered the “Oscars of Tourism”, in the category of the World’s Leading Conservation Company. Winner for the past four years (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016), in 2017, Parques de Sintra is once again the only European…

Parques de Sintra has again been nominated, and for the fifth consecutive year, by the Word Travel Awards (WTAs), considered…

Parques de Sintra has again been nominated, and for the fifth consecutive year, by the Word Travel Awards (WTAs), considered…

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Parques de Sintra embarks on the restoration process of the historical organ in the National Palace of Queluz

Parques de Sintra is now embarking on the conservation and restoration of the historical organ of the Royal Chapel of the National Palace of Queluz, considered one of the greatest and finest of all national organs. Following a series of interventions designed to preserve and improve the monument, which involved the restoration of the roofing…

Parques de Sintra is now embarking on the conservation and restoration of the historical organ of the Royal Chapel of the National Palace of Queluz, considered one of the greatest and finest of all national organs. Following a series of interventions designed to preserve and improve the monument, which involved the restoration of the roofing…

Parques de Sintra is now embarking on the conservation and restoration of the historical organ of the Royal Chapel of…

Parques de Sintra is now embarking on the conservation and restoration of the historical organ of the Royal Chapel of…

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Lace Room “open for works”

Parques de Sintra is currently undertaking repair work on the ceiling of the Lace Room in the Chalet of the Countess of Edla. As from March, this space shall be “open for works”, with the project due to remain ongoing through to late August 2017. This “open for works” means visitors are not only able…

Parques de Sintra is currently undertaking repair work on the ceiling of the Lace Room in the Chalet of the Countess of Edla. As from March, this space shall be “open for works”, with the project due to remain ongoing through to late August 2017. This “open for works” means visitors are not only able…

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Parques de Sintra is currently undertaking repair work on the ceiling of the Lace Room in the Chalet of the…

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Climbing Penedo da Amizade with prior booking to guarantee better safety

With the objective of ensuring all those interested may get involved with climbing and abseiling, among other activities, on the Penedo da Amizade cliff, and do so in the very best safety conditions, Parques de Sintra recommends prior booking before attempting to approach this climbing site. Penedo da Amizade, located in the shadow of the…

With the objective of ensuring all those interested may get involved with climbing and abseiling, among other activities, on the Penedo da Amizade cliff, and do so in the very best safety conditions, Parques de Sintra recommends prior booking before attempting to approach this climbing site. Penedo da Amizade, located in the shadow of the…

With the objective of ensuring all those interested may get involved with climbing and abseiling, among other activities, on the…

With the objective of ensuring all those interested may get involved with climbing and abseiling, among other activities, on the…

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Musical Evenings bring back eighteenth century sounds to the Palace of Pena

Inspired on the ambience of the evening concerts staged at the Palace of Pena by the artist king Ferdinand II, the “Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena” cycle features four concerts held on Saturdays at 9pm between 4 and 25 March. The Great Hall of the Palace becomes, as in the time when Ferdinand…

Inspired on the ambience of the evening concerts staged at the Palace of Pena by the artist king Ferdinand II, the “Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena” cycle features four concerts held on Saturdays at 9pm between 4 and 25 March. The Great Hall of the Palace becomes, as in the time when Ferdinand…

Inspired on the ambience of the evening concerts staged at the Palace of Pena by the artist king Ferdinand II,…

Inspired on the ambience of the evening concerts staged at the Palace of Pena by the artist king Ferdinand II,…

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Parques de Sintra records a 17.52% annual surge in 2016 visitor numbers

In 2016, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra welcomed over 2.6 million visits (2,625,011), which represents a 17.52% rise on the previous year and continues the increasing numbers of preceding years. Similar to other years, the Park and National Palace of Pena again proved the most sought after destination with…

In 2016, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra welcomed over 2.6 million visits (2,625,011), which represents a 17.52% rise on the previous year and continues the increasing numbers of preceding years. Similar to other years, the Park and National Palace of Pena again proved the most sought after destination with…

In 2016, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra welcomed over 2.6 million visits (2,625,011), which…

In 2016, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra welcomed over 2.6 million visits (2,625,011), which…

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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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