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The Palace is the great monument that grows in the town centre and accentuates its character

Vítor Serrão, Art historian

Everything in Sintra is divine There is no corner that is not a poem

Eça de Queirós, Os Maias, 1888

Vergílio Ferreira,

I give and bestow upon you, Queen Isabel my wife, for all the days in your life, my towns of Sintra

Rei Dom Dinis, last quarter of the 13th century

Two domed chimneys, dominated the whole building

Hans Christian Andersen, A Visit to Portugal, 1866

Convent of the Capuchos

A Franciscan convent built in direct contact with nature and in keeping with a philosophy of extreme architectural and decorative simplicity. The Capuchos Convent is extremely small in size, being notable for the great poverty of its construction. It is also known as the “Cork convent” because of the extensive use of cork in the protection and decoration of its tiny spaces. Its rustic appearance and great austerity are indissociable from the surrounding vegetation, since the building is completely integrated into the natural environment, to the extent that enormous granite boulders have been incorporated into its construction.

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Parques de Sintra wins the World Travel Award for “Best Conservation Company in the World” for the third consecutive year

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up the World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Conservation Company” category for the third consecutive time at the official ceremony held in El Jadida, Morocco. The World Travel Awards, launched in 1993 to recognise, award…

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up…

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up…

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up…

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New “Donkey Reserve” in Sintra with activities for children and adults

©PSML – Wilson Pereira Parques de Sintra in partnership with the AVPB – the Association for the Usage and Preservation of Donkeys – run the Donkey Reserve that is now launching new projects that target both children and adults: Donkey Reserve…

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Restoration work on the facades, masonry and tiles of the National Palace of Pena successfully completed

The “Old Palace”, following the restoration work. ©PSML | Wilson Pereira In January, Parques de Sintra fully completed the restoration of the facades of the National Palace of Pena. The intervention, that counted on investment of around €300,000, involved two years…

The “Old Palace”, following the restoration…

The “Old Palace”, following the restoration…

The “Old Palace”, following the restoration…

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“King Ferdinand and his Bavaria" in the Great Hall of the Palace of Pena

Soloists Ana Franco, Carolina Figueiredo, Bruno Almeida, João Merino and the pianist João Paulo Santos. The fourth and final evening of the cycle “Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena”, entitled “King Ferdinand and his Bavaria”, takes places on 14 February.…

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Soloists Ana Franco, Carolina Figueiredo, Bruno…

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Life at the Cork Convent

A journey into the past in which the principles of Franciscan conventual life that have determined how this convent was built in the 16th century. Along the visit, participants will meet “brothers” Georgino and Simião whose pleasant, warm and educational presence shall be the ideal company…

A journey into the past in which the principles of…

A journey into the past in which the principles of…

A journey into the past in which the principles of…

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