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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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Second edition in the cycle “Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena”

The “Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena” cycle is back for its second edition and taking place in the Great Hall between 14th February and 4 March, beginning at 9pm. The connection between Ferdinand II to music was a constant throughout the life of this “king-artist”. In the year commemorating the 200th anniversary of…

The “Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena” cycle is back for its second edition and taking place in the Great Hall between 14th February and 4 March, beginning at 9pm. The connection between Ferdinand II to music was a constant throughout the life of this “king-artist”. In the year commemorating the 200th anniversary of…

The “Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena” cycle is back for its second edition and taking place in the…

The “Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena” cycle is back for its second edition and taking place in the…

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Parques de Sintra wins the World Travel Award for “Best Conservation Company in the World” for the third consecutive year

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up the World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Conservation Company” category for the third consecutive time at the official ceremony held in El Jadida, Morocco. The World Travel Awards, launched in 1993 to recognise, award and celebrate excellence across every sector of the tourism industry,…

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up the World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Conservation Company” category for the third consecutive time at the official ceremony held in El Jadida, Morocco. The World Travel Awards, launched in 1993 to recognise, award and celebrate excellence across every sector of the tourism industry,…

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up the World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”…

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up the World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”…

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Parques de Sintra welcomes “visitor 2 million” for the first time ever in a single year

Parques de Sintra today welcomed, at 11am, and for the very first time in a single year, its “two millionth visitor”, Ravi Gadiraju, of Indian nationality but resident in Germany, who was taken by surprise by the celebrations of this landmark in the company’s history. He affirmed that he had been “fairly surprised and a…

Parques de Sintra today welcomed, at 11am, and for the very first time in a single year, its “two millionth visitor”, Ravi Gadiraju, of Indian nationality but resident in Germany, who was taken by surprise by the celebrations of this landmark in the company’s history. He affirmed that he had been “fairly surprised and a…

Parques de Sintra today welcomed, at 11am, and for the very first time in a single year, its “two millionth…

Parques de Sintra today welcomed, at 11am, and for the very first time in a single year, its “two millionth…

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New “Donkey Reserve” in Sintra with activities for children and adults

Parques de Sintra in partnership with the AVPB – the Association for the Usage and Preservation of Donkeys – run the Donkey Reserve that is now launching new projects that target both children and adults: Donkey Reserve – Rides and Environmental Awareness Training. Located in the grounds surrounding the Convent of the Capuchos, this project…

Parques de Sintra in partnership with the AVPB – the Association for the Usage and Preservation of Donkeys – run the Donkey Reserve that is now launching new projects that target both children and adults: Donkey Reserve – Rides and Environmental Awareness Training. Located in the grounds surrounding the Convent of the Capuchos, this project…

Parques de Sintra in partnership with the AVPB – the Association for the Usage and Preservation of Donkeys – run…

Parques de Sintra in partnership with the AVPB – the Association for the Usage and Preservation of Donkeys – run…

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Concert cycle of Baroque music “Nights at Queluz - Tempest and Galanterie”

From 3 to 31 October, Parques de Sintra and  Divino Sospiro – Study Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal (DS-CEMSP) present a concert cycle of baroque music “Nights at Queluz – Sturm and Galanterie”, with eight concerts at the National Palace of Queluz. According to its artistic director, Massimo Mazzeo, this cycle of concerts,…

From 3 to 31 October, Parques de Sintra and  Divino Sospiro – Study Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal (DS-CEMSP) present a concert cycle of baroque music “Nights at Queluz – Sturm and Galanterie”, with eight concerts at the National Palace of Queluz. According to its artistic director, Massimo Mazzeo, this cycle of concerts,…

From 3 to 31 October, Parques de Sintra and  Divino Sospiro – Study Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal…

From 3 to 31 October, Parques de Sintra and  Divino Sospiro – Study Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal…

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Back to blue for the National Palace of Queluz: restoration of its facades, stone masonry, beams and roofing

Parques de Sintra has now completed the restoration of the National Palace of Queluz facades overlooking the upper gardens and that have now finally regained their original colour: blue. This results from a broad study that sought to return chromatic harmony to the monument in keeping with the integrity of its external finishings. The original…

Parques de Sintra has now completed the restoration of the National Palace of Queluz facades overlooking the upper gardens and that have now finally regained their original colour: blue. This results from a broad study that sought to return chromatic harmony to the monument in keeping with the integrity of its external finishings. The original…

Parques de Sintra has now completed the restoration of the National Palace of Queluz facades overlooking the upper gardens and…

Parques de Sintra has now completed the restoration of the National Palace of Queluz facades overlooking the upper gardens and…

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Traditional Portuguese Equestrian Art makes its return to Belém

EPAE – the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, under the management of Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, shall be regularly making performances and holding training sessions open to the general public at the Henrique Calado Riding Ring (on Calçada da Ajuda, in Belém) as from 20th July. At this central location, the public…

EPAE – the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, under the management of Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, shall be regularly making performances and holding training sessions open to the general public at the Henrique Calado Riding Ring (on Calçada da Ajuda, in Belém) as from 20th July. At this central location, the public…

EPAE – the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, under the management of Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, shall…

EPAE – the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, under the management of Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, shall…

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New Library of Equestrian Art at the Palace of Queluz

Parques de Sintra (PSML) inaugurates the only national library exclusively dedicated to Equestrian Art and open to the public: the “Equestrian Art Library of Diogo de Bragança, 8th Marquis of Marialva” at the National Palace of Queluz on 22nd April. There, in addition to consulting the publications, there is also the opportunity to view 165…

Parques de Sintra (PSML) inaugurates the only national library exclusively dedicated to Equestrian Art and open to the public: the “Equestrian Art Library of Diogo de Bragança, 8th Marquis of Marialva” at the National Palace of Queluz on 22nd April. There, in addition to consulting the publications, there is also the opportunity to view 165…

Parques de Sintra (PSML) inaugurates the only national library exclusively dedicated to Equestrian Art and open to the public: the…

Parques de Sintra (PSML) inaugurates the only national library exclusively dedicated to Equestrian Art and open to the public: the…

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Honourable Mention for Parques de Sintra at the SOS Tile 2014 Awards

Parques de Sintra today received an Honourable Mention in the “Conservation” category of the SOS Tile Awards at the ceremony taking place at Lisbon’s Fronteira Palace. This recognition comes about following the sequence of working projects carried out in 2014 on the tile collections held by the National Palaces under the company’s management – Pena,…

Parques de Sintra today received an Honourable Mention in the “Conservation” category of the SOS Tile Awards at the ceremony taking place at Lisbon’s Fronteira Palace. This recognition comes about following the sequence of working projects carried out in 2014 on the tile collections held by the National Palaces under the company’s management – Pena,…

Parques de Sintra today received an Honourable Mention in the “Conservation” category of the SOS Tile Awards at the ceremony…

Parques de Sintra today received an Honourable Mention in the “Conservation” category of the SOS Tile Awards at the ceremony…

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Restoration work on the facades, masonry and tiles of the National Palace of Pena successfully completed

In January, Parques de Sintra fully completed the restoration of the facades of the National Palace of Pena. The intervention, that counted on investment of around €300,000, involved two years of project planning and eight months of actual restoration work. The integral recovery of the Palace exteriors dealt with the plastered and whitewashed façades, stone…

In January, Parques de Sintra fully completed the restoration of the facades of the National Palace of Pena. The intervention, that counted on investment of around €300,000, involved two years of project planning and eight months of actual restoration work. The integral recovery of the Palace exteriors dealt with the plastered and whitewashed façades, stone…

In January, Parques de Sintra fully completed the restoration of the facades of the National Palace of Pena. The intervention,…

In January, Parques de Sintra fully completed the restoration of the facades of the National Palace of Pena. The intervention,…

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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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