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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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“Cintra’s Glorious Eden” in the Great Hall of the Palace of Pena

The first performance in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the National Palace of Pena” takes place on December 21st and entitled “Cintra’s Glorious Eden” with a concert by Trio Aeternus at 9.30pm preceded by a conference. Both the concert and the conference are presented by the musicologist Luísa Cymbron beginning at 9pm in the Great…

The first performance in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the National Palace of Pena” takes place on December 21st and entitled “Cintra’s Glorious Eden” with a concert by Trio Aeternus at 9.30pm preceded by a conference. Both the concert and the conference are presented by the musicologist Luísa Cymbron beginning at 9pm in the Great…

The first performance in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the National Palace of Pena” takes place on December 21st and…

The first performance in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the National Palace of Pena” takes place on December 21st and…

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Information: shorter opening hours for the festive season

The parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra are to operate a shorter timetable during the festive season. On December 24th and 31st, sites close at 3pm with the last tickets sold at 2pm. On December 25th and January 1st, sites are closed all day. We would recall that these are the…

The parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra are to operate a shorter timetable during the festive season. On December 24th and 31st, sites close at 3pm with the last tickets sold at 2pm. On December 25th and January 1st, sites are closed all day. We would recall that these are the…

The parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra are to operate a shorter timetable during the festive…

The parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra are to operate a shorter timetable during the festive…

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"Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena"

From December 21st to February 14th, Parques de Sintra and CEMSP – the Centre of Portuguese Eighteenth-Century Musical Studies present the cycle “Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena”, taking place in the Great Hall. Each one of the four sessions includes a concert at 9.30pm preceded by an introductory conference by the musicologist Luísa…

From December 21st to February 14th, Parques de Sintra and CEMSP – the Centre of Portuguese Eighteenth-Century Musical Studies present the cycle “Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena”, taking place in the Great Hall. Each one of the four sessions includes a concert at 9.30pm preceded by an introductory conference by the musicologist Luísa…

From December 21st to February 14th, Parques de Sintra and CEMSP – the Centre of Portuguese Eighteenth-Century Musical Studies present…

From December 21st to February 14th, Parques de Sintra and CEMSP – the Centre of Portuguese Eighteenth-Century Musical Studies present…

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Parques de Sintra wins the World Travel Award for the “World's Best Conservation Company” for the second time

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) picked up, and for the second consecutive year, the World Travel Award for the “World’s Best Conservation Company” during its annual gala in Anguilla (Caribbean). These awards, internationally recognised as the “Oscars of tourism”, are attributed annually to the world’s best tourism sector companies and represent one…

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) picked up, and for the second consecutive year, the World Travel Award for the “World’s Best Conservation Company” during its annual gala in Anguilla (Caribbean). These awards, internationally recognised as the “Oscars of tourism”, are attributed annually to the world’s best tourism sector companies and represent one…

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) picked up, and for the second consecutive year, the World Travel Award…

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) picked up, and for the second consecutive year, the World Travel Award…

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The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art at the National Golegã Horse Fair

The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art (EPAE) participates in the 39th National Horse Fair held in Golegã and this year between November 7th and 16th. The school’s performance takes place on November 14th (Friday) at 9pm in Largo do Arneiro. This event features a total of twelve Alter-Real Lusitano horses and nine riders with the…

The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art (EPAE) participates in the 39th National Horse Fair held in Golegã and this year between November 7th and 16th. The school’s performance takes place on November 14th (Friday) at 9pm in Largo do Arneiro. This event features a total of twelve Alter-Real Lusitano horses and nine riders with the…

The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art (EPAE) participates in the 39th National Horse Fair held in Golegã and this year…

The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art (EPAE) participates in the 39th National Horse Fair held in Golegã and this year…

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Palace of Pena Project wins the 2014 SIL Real Estate Award

Parques de Sintra yesterday received the SIL Real Estate Award for the category “Urban Rehabilitation – Tourism” for its renovation project targeting its store, restaurant and cafeteria of the National Palace of Pena, completed in April 2014. The awards ceremony took place at FIL –the Lisbon International Fair that currently hosts the 2014 Real Estate…

Parques de Sintra yesterday received the SIL Real Estate Award for the category “Urban Rehabilitation – Tourism” for its renovation project targeting its store, restaurant and cafeteria of the National Palace of Pena, completed in April 2014. The awards ceremony took place at FIL –the Lisbon International Fair that currently hosts the 2014 Real Estate…

Parques de Sintra yesterday received the SIL Real Estate Award for the category “Urban Rehabilitation – Tourism” for its renovation…

Parques de Sintra yesterday received the SIL Real Estate Award for the category “Urban Rehabilitation – Tourism” for its renovation…

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Parques de Sintra nominated for the "World's Leading Conservation Company" at the World Travel Awards

Voting for the World Travel Awards (WTA) has already been opened and any member of the public may now cast their vote for the best institutions in the tourism sector worldwide. Parques de Sintra was nominated for the third time in what are considered the “Tourism Oscars” for “World’s Leading Conservation Company.” After having won…

Voting for the World Travel Awards (WTA) has already been opened and any member of the public may now cast their vote for the best institutions in the tourism sector worldwide. Parques de Sintra was nominated for the third time in what are considered the “Tourism Oscars” for “World’s Leading Conservation Company.” After having won…

Voting for the World Travel Awards (WTA) has already been opened and any member of the public may now cast…

Voting for the World Travel Awards (WTA) has already been opened and any member of the public may now cast…

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Entries to IGPOTY 2014

Entries are open for submissions to this year’s “International Garden Photographer Of The Year” (IGPOTY) award. This is the world’s leading photography competition specialising in gardens, plants, flowers and botany and open to both professional and amateur photographers. Anybody interested in participation has only to register at www.igpoty.com for any one of the existing categories…

Entries are open for submissions to this year’s “International Garden Photographer Of The Year” (IGPOTY) award. This is the world’s leading photography competition specialising in gardens, plants, flowers and botany and open to both professional and amateur photographers. Anybody interested in participation has only to register at www.igpoty.com for any one of the existing categories…

Entries are open for submissions to this year’s “International Garden Photographer Of The Year” (IGPOTY) award. This is the world’s…

Entries are open for submissions to this year’s “International Garden Photographer Of The Year” (IGPOTY) award. This is the world’s…

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The Queen’s Fern Valley and the Camellia Garden undergo restoration

The Queen’s Fern Valley and Camellia Garden is now undergoing restoration with the project including work on the Wall and Tank of the Friars among other sites in the Park of Pena. This project emerged as a response to the urgent need for restoring, safeguarding and enhancing the cultural and landscape heritage contained within the…

The Queen’s Fern Valley and Camellia Garden is now undergoing restoration with the project including work on the Wall and Tank of the Friars among other sites in the Park of Pena. This project emerged as a response to the urgent need for restoring, safeguarding and enhancing the cultural and landscape heritage contained within the…

The Queen’s Fern Valley and Camellia Garden is now undergoing restoration with the project including work on the Wall and…

The Queen’s Fern Valley and Camellia Garden is now undergoing restoration with the project including work on the Wall and…

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Collection of succulent plants in the Mexico Garden strengthened

The Mexican Garden in the Park of Monserrate was subject to intervention work that strengthened its collection of succulent plants (plants with thick leaves enabling the storage of greater amounts of water than other plants) during the month of June. The source material was gathered in the Mexican Garden itself and thereby bringing about the…

The Mexican Garden in the Park of Monserrate was subject to intervention work that strengthened its collection of succulent plants (plants with thick leaves enabling the storage of greater amounts of water than other plants) during the month of June. The source material was gathered in the Mexican Garden itself and thereby bringing about the…

The Mexican Garden in the Park of Monserrate was subject to intervention work that strengthened its collection of succulent plants…

The Mexican Garden in the Park of Monserrate was subject to intervention work that strengthened its collection of succulent plants…

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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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