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Image Recording


In the parks and monuments managed by Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, S.A. (PSML), authorisation is granted only for the taking of pictures (photography and video) of the general environments for private usage in accordance with the following conditions:

1) No flash or any other artificial type of lighting is permitted in indoor environments;

2) The usage of a tripod is forbidden apart from in exceptional cases following prior written authorisation from Parques de Sintra.

3) The taking of pictures is never to enter into conflict with: a) any eventual stipulations to the contrary indicated by signs and signposts; b) any eventual indications to the contrary by park or monument member of staff; c) special security needs and the conservation of fixed and portable assets.

4) The utilisation of such pictures for any purposes not considered legal within the scope of private usage, specifically commercial or public ends, is forbidden and requires prior authorisation from Parques de Sintra and correspondingly subject to the terms and conditions applicable to the exceptional regime for the taking of pictures.

In the Henrique Calado Riding Ring in Belém the taking of pictures (photography and video) is strictly prohibited for the purpose of safeguarding the quality of the performances of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art.



In the case of approval of the request for authorisation to take pictures for commercial or public consumption and/or in exceptional conditions, the Requester remains obliged to respect the specifically agreed terms and conditions whilst also always in compliance with the following conditions:

1) The utilisation of the pictures taken is restricted to the specific scope for which authorisation was duly granted.

2) During the taking of pictures, the Requester is to comply with the following rules:

a) Do not disturb the smooth functioning of the parks and their built heritage;

b) Do not interfere with visits or otherwise disturb visitors in the area in question;

c) Do not utilise equipment that disturbs the normal routes through the parks and built heritage;

d) Do not leave any material or rubbish on the site;

e) Respect all safety and security norms;

f) Comply with the instructions given by park and monument members of staff.

3) The requests for exceptional authorisation for the taking of pictures (photograph and video) should be submitted in writing (by e-mail, post or fax), to comunicacao@parquesdesintra.pt, indicating:

a) The entity/person requesting authorisation;

b) The end purpose(s) of the pictures (including a synopsis/description and script);

c) Intended site of filming;

d) Intended date and time and duration of the period of filming;

e) Type(s) of material in usage;

f) Number of team members;

g)Special needs or characteristics;

h) Contact details.

Under any circumstances, PSML declines any responsibility for any theft or damage to photographic or filming equipment brought on site by the Requester.


1) Requests for authorisation to take photographs are submitted with a minimum of two complete prior working days of notice and defining in writing the areas and the species in question as well as the end purpose of the records.

2) The taking of photographs for commercial or promotional purposes is subject to a fee set in accordance with the type of work undertaken.

3) All utilisations of the photographs taken within the scope of such authorisation are necessarily identified by a respective caption detailing the site, park and/or monument illustrated and including a reference to Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, except when previously agreed to the contrary.

4) A copy of all of the photographs taken under the exceptional regime for the taking of pictures is to be delivered to PSML in a digital format.

5) The Requester is to grant Parques de Sintra the rights to use these photographs in promotional materials (whether in digital online formats or in printed materials) with Parques de Sintra correspondingly taking on the commitment to detail the respective credits and not grant the respective pictures to third parties except with the prior written authorisation of the photographer(s).


1) The making of films or video recordings requires explicit prior authorisation from PSML with their utilisation restricted to the ends thereby authorised;

2) Requests for authorisation for the recording of video images are submitted with a minimum of ten working days of prior notice and defining in writing the areas in question alongside the end purpose(s) of the footage;

3) The video recorded may not be utilised for purposes other than those specifically authorised.

4) The Requester takes on responsibility for detailing, in the work’s technical file, the designation of Parques de Sintra and the respective site and to send two DVD copies of the finished product.

5) The taking of video footage for commercial or promotional purposes is subject to a fee set in accordance with the type of work undertaken.

6) Parques de Sintra reserves the right to refuse requests to take pictures on the sites under its management.

7) Summary of the norms of utilisation of the PSML logotype



Telephone (+351) 21 923 73 00
Fax (+351) 21 923 73 50
E-mail comunicacao@parquesdesintra.pt
Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua S.A.
Parque de Monserrate
2710-405 Sintra

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