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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 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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Launch of a new edition: “Portuguese School of Equestrian Art”

In July, Parques de Sintra published a new book entitled “Portuguese School of Equestrian Art”. Authored by Teresa Abrantes, manager of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art (EPAE), the book includes photographs, the majority of which were taken by Pedro Yglesias de Oliveira. This publication provides a brief history of the EPAE and contextualises the…

In July, Parques de Sintra published a new book entitled “Portuguese School of Equestrian Art”. Authored by Teresa Abrantes, manager of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art (EPAE), the book includes photographs, the majority of which were taken by Pedro Yglesias de Oliveira. This publication provides a brief history of the EPAE and contextualises the…

In July, Parques de Sintra published a new book entitled “Portuguese School of Equestrian Art”. Authored by Teresa Abrantes, manager…

In July, Parques de Sintra published a new book entitled “Portuguese School of Equestrian Art”. Authored by Teresa Abrantes, manager…

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Video relay with sign language for the deaf

Parques de Sintra has recently launched a video relay service (with interpreter) for deaf people through a partnership with Serviin. This service enables deaf people to contact Parques de Sintra through an interpreter (via video relay), who communicates using Portuguese Sign Language and provides information given by the company in response to submitted questions. The…

Parques de Sintra has recently launched a video relay service (with interpreter) for deaf people through a partnership with Serviin. This service enables deaf people to contact Parques de Sintra through an interpreter (via video relay), who communicates using Portuguese Sign Language and provides information given by the company in response to submitted questions. The…

Parques de Sintra has recently launched a video relay service (with interpreter) for deaf people through a partnership with Serviin.…

Parques de Sintra has recently launched a video relay service (with interpreter) for deaf people through a partnership with Serviin.…

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Accessible tourism in the Parks of Sintra

The “Parques de Sintra Welcome Better” project is underway to improve access to the parks and palaces that are managed by Parques de Sintra, turning them into an example of best practice for accessible tourism and equal access to natural and built heritage. This project, which involves an overall investment of around two million euros…

The “Parques de Sintra Welcome Better” project is underway to improve access to the parks and palaces that are managed by Parques de Sintra, turning them into an example of best practice for accessible tourism and equal access to natural and built heritage. This project, which involves an overall investment of around two million euros…

The “Parques de Sintra Welcome Better” project is underway to improve access to the parks and palaces that are managed…

The “Parques de Sintra Welcome Better” project is underway to improve access to the parks and palaces that are managed…

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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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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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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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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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