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chivalrous intimacy - hidden and discreet - is one of the charms of Queluz

José Augusto França, Lisboa Pombalina e o Iluminismo, 1987

one of the best creations of that period, capable of assuming a classical equilibrium

José Augusto França, Lisboa Pombalina e o Iluminismo, 1987

National Palace and Gardens of Queluz

The National Palace of Queluz and its historical gardens are one of the most remarkable examples of the harmonious link between landscape and palatial architecture in Portugal. They illustrate the evolution of the Court’s tastes in the 18th and 19th centuries, a period that was marked by the baroque, rococo and neoclassicism. Built in 1747 at the orders of the future King Pedro III, the consort of Queen Maria I, the Palace of Queluz was initially conceived as a summer residence, becoming the royal family’s preferred place for their leisure and entertainment. They lived there permanently from 1794 until their departure for Brazil in 1807, as a result of the French invasions.

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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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Parques de Sintra records a 15.85% rise in annuak visitor numbers in 2015

In 2015, and for the first time in any single year, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra recorded over two million visitors (2,233,594), corresponding to a year-on-year rise of 15.85%. Similar to other years, the Park and National Palace of…

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In 2015, and for the first time in any single…

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National Palaces of Sintra, Pena and Queluz provide radio tours for guided visits

©PSML The National Palaces of Sintra, Pena and Queluz are to provide radio tours to support guided visits that shall open up new means of discovering the interior of these monuments for all visitors. These devices will enable guides to provide…

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Parques de Sintra is the best service SME of the year according to Exame magazine

The Exame magazine has elected Parques de Sintra as the best small and medium sized enterprise (SME) in the service sector. The election results were published by Exame magazine and featuring the full ranking of Portugal’s 1,000 best SMEs. In the general ranking, Parques de…

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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…

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The Court at Queluz: a voyage to the daily life in the 18th century

Tiptoeing through the Palace we visit every corner of Queluz, listening to narratives of events in its history, meeting people from a different time, and dancing to 18th century songs and music. This visit focuses mainly on the grand parties, the dresses and other attires…

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Tiptoeing through the Palace we visit every corner of Queluz,…

Tiptoeing through the Palace we visit every corner of Queluz,…

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