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And my eyes were surprised to behold


the most beautiful panorama in this world

Charles Fréderic de Merveilleux, "Memórias instrutivas sobre Portugal 1723-1726", in O Portugal de D. João V visto por três estrangeiros

There are two things I have that greatly please me


El Escorial and the Capuchos Convent

Filipe II of Spain (I of Portugal), Letters from Filipe II to his daughters, 1581-1585

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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Top names set to open the “Music Season” at the Palace of Queluz

8 March marks the beginning of the Carnival Cycle of the 2014 Music Season at the Palace of Queluz – Tempest and Galanterie – with Massimo Mazzeo as the artistic director. This first cycle runs from 8 to 29 March and consists of six concerts…

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8 March marks the beginning of the Carnival Cycle of…

8 March marks the beginning of the Carnival Cycle of…

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Visitors to Parques de Sintra enjoy a 25% discount at the Toy Museum

From now on, when you visit the parks and monuments managed by Parques de Sintra, you automatically qualify for a 25% discount on the price of admission to the Toy Museum. To obtain your discount, all you have to do is present the ticket to…

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From now on, when you visit the parks and monuments…

From now on, when you visit the parks and monuments…

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PARQUES DE SINTRA WINS A WORLD TRAVEL AWARD FOR “WORLD’S LEADING CONSERVATION COMPANY”

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) received today the World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”, during the official ceremony in Doha (Qatar). These awards, known internationally as the “tourism Oscars” are annually bestowed on the best companies in the world…

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) received today…

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) received today…

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) received today…

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Parques de Sintra forms partnership with TAP

Parques de Sintra has recently signed a protocol with TAP enabling members of its Victoria Programme to exchange air miles for tickets that provide full access to the Park and Palace of Pena. This partnership will remain in effect until 20 December, and TAP Victoria…

Parques de Sintra has recently signed a protocol with TAP…

Parques de Sintra has recently signed a protocol with TAP…

Parques de Sintra has recently signed a protocol with TAP…

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“Sintra Visit Carbon Calculator” helps you plan your visit to Sintra with reduced carbon emissions

Parques de Sintra now has a “Sintra Visit Carbon Calculator” available, which can help you plan your visits to Sintra with reduced carbon emissions. The application is available online and at the kiosks of the various sites managed by the company, and forms an integral…

Parques de Sintra now has a “Sintra Visit Carbon Calculator”…

Parques de Sintra now has a “Sintra Visit Carbon Calculator”…

Parques de Sintra now has a “Sintra Visit Carbon Calculator”…

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Intervention on a high-relief panel of the Convent of the Capuchos

The high-relief panel at the entrance of the Convent of the Capuchos (over the right hand side of the entrance of the church’s the door) is currently being restored. It is a unique panel which was in a bad state of conservation, and its fragile…

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The high-relief panel at the entrance of the Convent of…

The high-relief panel at the entrance of the Convent of…

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Exhibition of the best images of the BIO+Sintra project

The award winning images of the summer session of the photography contests “Capture Sintra – the Biodiversity of seasons”, promoted within the BIO+Sintra project, are already on display. The exhibition, which can be visited until the end of the year in the house Info Parques…

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The award winning images of the summer session of the…

The award winning images of the summer session of the…

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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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