Parques de Sintra takes over managing the monument.
“ 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
“ 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
Parques de Sintra takes over managing the monument.
UNESCO classifies Sintra as a World Heritage Cultural Landscape.
Historical visits and lunches at the Palace: the Duke of Connaught, Queen Alexander of Britain, Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany and Émile Loubet, President of the French Republic.
Residence of Prince Luís Filipe and the infant King Manuel in the Palace while children.
The Engineering Captain Jozé António de Abreu completes the oldest (hitherto known) layout plan of the palace and the Town of Sintra.
Isabel Maria, Regent of Portugal, spends summer in the Palace.
Major campaign of restoration work in the Royal Palace of Sintra, supervised by the architect José Manuel de Carvalho e Negreiros.
Death of King Afonso VI, who lay in state in the Magpies Room.
King João IV bestows Sintra on Queen Luísa de Gusmão, who visits the town in 1652.
Four Christian Japanese princes are hosted at the Palace before they proceed onwards to Rome for an audience with the Pope.
Beginning in 1510, King Manuel I orders the construction of the Manueline Wing.
Master Diogo Boitaca carries out stonemasonry work at the Palace.
King Manuel I receives news of the discovery of the maritime route to India in Sintra.
King João II nominates João Cordeiro master of works at the Royal Palace.
Acclamation of King João II in the north Palace courtyard.
In the manuscript Measurements of the Houses of Cintra, inserted in Book of Advice by El-King Duarte (or The Charter Book), King Duarte refers to some spaces as the Magpies Room (Magpies Chamber).
Birth of King Afonso V in the Palace, where he would also end up passing away in 1481.
Probable date for the beginning of the building campaign commissioned by King João I in the Royal Palace, overseen by João Garcia de Toledo, his master of works.
Donation of the Town of Sintra by King Ferdinand I to Leonor Teles, his wife.
Donation of the Town of Sintra to Princess Isabel by King Dinis, her uncle, within the framework of his line of succession.
Royal charter of King Dinis ordering the maintenance of the Moorish Palace be undertaken by the free Moors of Colares.
First reference to the “two castles […] of outer solidity” in Sintra, by the Arabic geographer Al-Bakrî.
Source: Al-Himyarî, Arabic geographer and historian.
Discovery, within an archaeological context, of a medieval ceramic oven in the Palace courtyard and the remains of 16th century columns with their polychrome decoration.
Proclamation of the Republic and the classification of the Palace as a National Monument.
The Count of Sabugosa writes O Paço de Cintra, the first “guide” to the Palace, illustrated with drawings by Queen Amélia.
Banquet in honour of Hermenegildo Capelo and Roberto Ivens, explorers of continental African.
Queen Maria II and King Ferdinand II first spend summer in the Palace.
William Beckford visits the Palace of Sintra.
The Lisbon earthquake causes damage to the Palace.
King Afonso VI is incarcerated in a Palace room through to his death nine years later.
Diogo Teixeira carries out a new painting of the Pentecost for the altarpiece in the main Palatine Chapel, replacing that of Nuno Gonçalves.
Work is completed on the Coat of Arms Tower.
Duarte de Armas, squire to the Royal House, undertakes the book Book of Fortresses, with illustrations of the castles of Portugal, including three panoramic views taken do naturall from the Royal Palace of Sintra. A priceless iconographic source as this pre-dates the campaign of construction subsequently carried out by King Manuel I.
King Manuel I is informed in Sintra of the discovery of Brazil.
King Manuel I confirms João Cordeiro as master of Palace works.
King João II grants permission for residents in the town to hold the Espírito Santo Festival in the Prince’s Room, now the Swan Room.
Nuno Gonçalves, royal painter to King Afonso V, carries out the painting of the Pentecost for the central altarpiece in the main Palatine Chapel.
King Duarte names Diogo Gil as master of the Palace of Sintra maintenance works.
King João I receives at the Palace spies with information on the Port of Ceuta, whose conquest (1415) would mark the beginning of overseas expansion.
Donation of the Palaces of Sintra by King João I to the Count of Seia, Henrique Manuel de Vilhena. Nevertheless, in the wake of the count taking up residence in the Castle in 1386, his palace was confiscated.
King Afonso IV takes possession of Sintra, donating it to Queen Beatriz, princess of the kingdom of Castile.
Donation of Sintra by King Dinis to Queen Isabel of Aragon, the Saintly Queen.
End of Moorish rule in Sintra following the conquest of Lisbon by Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal.
Construction of the Moorish fortress on the site where the subsequent Christian Palace now stands.