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One feels that life, health and happiness dwell there

Maria Rattazzi, Portugal de relance, 1881

It is a civilised Arcadia where one can live and die

Maria Rattazzi, Portugal de relance, 1881

A delightful chalet of an inimitable taste

Maria Rattazzi, Portugal de relance, 1881

Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla

In the second half of the 19th century, King Fernando II and his future second wife, Elise Hensler, the Countess of Edla, created a Chalet and a Garden in the Park of Pena, a private space designed in accordance with the romantic taste, which served as a refuge and leisure area for the couple. Strategically situated to the west of the Palace of Pena, the building followed the model of Alpine Chalets, which were then very fashionable in Europe. Its eclectic decoration consists most notably of mural paintings, stucco work, glazed decorative tiles and an exhaustive use of cork as an ornamental feature. Outside, the garden that surrounds the Chalet combines indigenous vegetation with botanical species from all over the world, forming an exotic landscape that includes such delights as the Countess’s Fernery, the Restharrow Garden, the Pergola and the lakes.

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The Lace Room temporarily closes for restoration work

©PSML Wilson Pereira Parques de Sintra now has underway a global repair project for the ceiling in the Lace Room, in the Chalet of the Countess of Edla. This intervention implies the stabilisation of the ceiling, the graphic surveying and the…

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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…

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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…

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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

©PSML 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…

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Contemporary art exhibition “Point of View” brings together renowned artists at Park of Pena

On May 25, Parques de Sintra inaugurates the “Point of View” contemporary art exhibition at Park of Pena. This site specific, group exhibit, under the artistic direction of Paulo Arraiano, brings together ten renowned artists of different nationalities: Alberto Carneiro (Portugal), Alexandre Farto/Vhils (Portugal), Antonio…

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On May 25, Parques de Sintra inaugurates the “Point of…

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