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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 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…

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

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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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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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…

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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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