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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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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…

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Parques de Sintra records a 17.52% annual surge in 2016 visitor numbers

©PSML Wilson Pereira 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…

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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…

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been…

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been…

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been…

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