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Cultural Landscape of Sintra
In 1992, UNESCO expanded the World Heritage categories and established the “Cultural Landscape” criteria. Sintra proved the first such Cultural Landscape in Europe receiving its classification in 1995.
The core founding objective of Parques de Sintra targets safeguarding and valuing the main cultural and natural public goods located in the area covered by the Cultural Landscape of Sintra– World Heritage site.