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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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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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Restoration of the Queen’s Office in the Palace Of Pena

The conservation and restoration project for the Office of Queen Amélia – in the room above the cloister of the former Hieronymite Convent of Pena, transformed by Ferdinand II into his personal residence – has already reached its final phase. Following cleaning and consolidation, the repetitive design has been reproduced over large areas where the…

The conservation and restoration project for the Office of Queen Amélia – in the room above the cloister of the former Hieronymite Convent of Pena, transformed by Ferdinand II into his personal residence – has already reached its final phase. Following cleaning and consolidation, the repetitive design has been reproduced over large areas where the…

The conservation and restoration project for the Office of Queen Amélia – in the room above the cloister of the…

The conservation and restoration project for the Office of Queen Amélia – in the room above the cloister of the…

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Palace of Monserrate billiards Room under restoration

The conservation and restoration of the Billiards Room of the Palace of Monserrate includes the cleaning and removal of layers overlying the plasters and has now revealed and highlighted the blue background of the motifs in relief and in contrast with the golden tones over some of the motifs and over the friezes that frame…

The conservation and restoration of the Billiards Room of the Palace of Monserrate includes the cleaning and removal of layers overlying the plasters and has now revealed and highlighted the blue background of the motifs in relief and in contrast with the golden tones over some of the motifs and over the friezes that frame…

The conservation and restoration of the Billiards Room of the Palace of Monserrate includes the cleaning and removal of layers…

The conservation and restoration of the Billiards Room of the Palace of Monserrate includes the cleaning and removal of layers…

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Restoration of the EPAE stable access paths

Encontram-se em curso as obras de recuperação dos caminhos de acesso e envolvente dos picadeiros de treino da Escola Portuguesa de Arte Equestre (EPAE), que se situam nos Jardins do Palácio Nacional de Queluz. A primeira fase destas obras, que decorreu em 2013, incluiu a recuperação dos picadeiros, que se encontravam bastante degradados (sistema de…

Encontram-se em curso as obras de recuperação dos caminhos de acesso e envolvente dos picadeiros de treino da Escola Portuguesa de Arte Equestre (EPAE), que se situam nos Jardins do Palácio Nacional de Queluz. A primeira fase destas obras, que decorreu em 2013, incluiu a recuperação dos picadeiros, que se encontravam bastante degradados (sistema de…

Encontram-se em curso as obras de recuperação dos caminhos de acesso e envolvente dos picadeiros de treino da Escola Portuguesa…

Encontram-se em curso as obras de recuperação dos caminhos de acesso e envolvente dos picadeiros de treino da Escola Portuguesa…

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IGPOTY Winners in the Park of Monserrate

Following the success of previous years, Parques de Sintra will, for the fourth consecutive year, be showing the 39 winning photographs of the 2013 “International Garden Photographer of the Year” (IGPOTY) competition at the Park of Monserrate from 11th July to 12th October. The best pictures from the largest international plant and garden photography competition…

Following the success of previous years, Parques de Sintra will, for the fourth consecutive year, be showing the 39 winning photographs of the 2013 “International Garden Photographer of the Year” (IGPOTY) competition at the Park of Monserrate from 11th July to 12th October. The best pictures from the largest international plant and garden photography competition…

Following the success of previous years, Parques de Sintra will, for the fourth consecutive year, be showing the 39 winning…

Following the success of previous years, Parques de Sintra will, for the fourth consecutive year, be showing the 39 winning…

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“Off grid Farmyard” project presented at a Bio+Sintra conference

Parques de Sintra held the final press conference of the BIO+Sintra project (ending this summer) at 10am on 8 July and including the presentation of the renewable energies project “Off Grid Farmyard” at the Farmyard of Monserrate and resulting in the investment of around 60,000 euros by the company. The conference counted on the participation…

Parques de Sintra held the final press conference of the BIO+Sintra project (ending this summer) at 10am on 8 July and including the presentation of the renewable energies project “Off Grid Farmyard” at the Farmyard of Monserrate and resulting in the investment of around 60,000 euros by the company. The conference counted on the participation…

Parques de Sintra held the final press conference of the BIO+Sintra project (ending this summer) at 10am on 8 July…

Parques de Sintra held the final press conference of the BIO+Sintra project (ending this summer) at 10am on 8 July…

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Annual meeting of the European Association of Royal Residences

On 20th and 21st of May, the National Palace of Sintra hosted a technical meeting of the entities belonging to the ARRE (Association des Résidences Royales Européennes), which includes Parques de Sintra (with the National Palaces of Pena, Sintra and Queluz). The theme selected for the meeting was “Access at historical palaces, parks and gardens”…

On 20th and 21st of May, the National Palace of Sintra hosted a technical meeting of the entities belonging to the ARRE (Association des Résidences Royales Européennes), which includes Parques de Sintra (with the National Palaces of Pena, Sintra and Queluz). The theme selected for the meeting was “Access at historical palaces, parks and gardens”…

On 20th and 21st of May, the National Palace of Sintra hosted a technical meeting of the entities belonging to…

On 20th and 21st of May, the National Palace of Sintra hosted a technical meeting of the entities belonging to…

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Restoration of the façades and walls of the Palace Of Pena

June saw the beginning of restoration work on the façades and walls of the National Palace of Pena with a planned duration of five months throughout which the palace remains open to visitors. The general extent of the façades and walls surrounding the palace are in a poor state of maintenance as regards their whitewashed…

June saw the beginning of restoration work on the façades and walls of the National Palace of Pena with a planned duration of five months throughout which the palace remains open to visitors. The general extent of the façades and walls surrounding the palace are in a poor state of maintenance as regards their whitewashed…

June saw the beginning of restoration work on the façades and walls of the National Palace of Pena with a…

June saw the beginning of restoration work on the façades and walls of the National Palace of Pena with a…

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Family programmes

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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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