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Famous for the princely parties that William Beckford gave there

Ramalho Ortigão, As Farpas, 1886

Park and Palace of Monserrate

Not very far from the historic centre of Sintra is one of the most beautiful architectural and landscape Romantic creations in Portugal: the Park and Palace of Monserrate, unique representatives of 19th century eclecticism. The Palace combines gothic and Indian influences as well as Moorish suggestions together with exotic and plant motifs which are harmoniously extended to the exterior. The gardens have received species from all corners of the world, which were planted according to their geographical origin. The front lawn of the Palace provides a well-deserved rest, while discovering one of the richest Portuguese botanical gardens.

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Parques de Sintra nominated for the "World's Leading Conservation Company" at the World Travel Awards

Voting for the World Travel Awards (WTA) has already been opened and any member of the public may now cast their vote for the best institutions in the tourism sector worldwide. Parques de Sintra was nominated for the third time in what are considered the…

Voting for the World Travel Awards (WTA) has already been…

Voting for the World Travel Awards (WTA) has already been…

Voting for the World Travel Awards (WTA) has already been…

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Video relay with sign language for the deaf

Parques de Sintra has recently launched a video relay service (with interpreter) for deaf people through a partnership with Serviin. This service enables deaf people to contact Parques de Sintra through an interpreter (via video relay), who communicates using Portuguese Sign Language and provides information…

Parques de Sintra has recently launched a video relay service…

Parques de Sintra has recently launched a video relay service…

Parques de Sintra has recently launched a video relay service…

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Accessible tourism in the Parks of Sintra

The “Parques de Sintra Welcome Better” project is underway to improve access to the parks and palaces that are managed by Parques de Sintra, turning them into an example of best practice for accessible tourism and equal access to natural and built heritage. This project,…

The “Parques de Sintra Welcome Better” project is underway to…

The “Parques de Sintra Welcome Better” project is underway to…

The “Parques de Sintra Welcome Better” project is underway to…

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A packed Monserrate lawn for the “Sintra – O Monte da Lua” documentary

Over 700 people were in attendance on 12th July for another showing of the “Sintra – O Monte da Lua” documentary. This was the second showing of this documentary, produced by Aidnature with support from Parques de Sintra and scheduled following various requests (after the…

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Over 700 people were in attendance on 12th July for…

Over 700 people were in attendance on 12th July for…

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Entries to IGPOTY 2014

Entries are open for submissions to this year’s “International Garden Photographer Of The Year” (IGPOTY) award. This is the world’s leading photography competition specialising in gardens, plants, flowers and botany and open to both professional and amateur photographers. Anybody interested in participation has only to…

Entries are open for submissions to this year’s “International Garden…

Entries are open for submissions to this year’s “International Garden…

Entries are open for submissions to this year’s “International Garden…

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Collection of succulent plants in the Mexico Garden strengthened

The Mexican Garden in the Park of Monserrate was subject to intervention work that strengthened its collection of succulent plants (plants with thick leaves enabling the storage of greater amounts of water than other plants) during the month of June. The source material was gathered…

The Mexican Garden in the Park of Monserrate was subject…

The Mexican Garden in the Park of Monserrate was subject…

The Mexican Garden in the Park of Monserrate was subject…

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Palace of Monserrate billiards Room under restoration

The conservation and restoration of the Billiards Room of the Palace of Monserrate includes the cleaning and removal of layers overlying the plasters and has now revealed and highlighted the blue background of the motifs in relief and in contrast with the golden tones over…

The conservation and restoration of the Billiards Room of the…

The conservation and restoration of the Billiards Room of the…

The conservation and restoration of the Billiards Room of the…

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IGPOTY Winners in the Park of Monserrate

Following the success of previous years, Parques de Sintra will, for the fourth consecutive year, be showing the 39 winning photographs of the 2013 “International Garden Photographer of the Year” (IGPOTY) competition at the Park of Monserrate from 11th July to 12th October. The best…

Following the success of previous years, Parques de Sintra will,…

Following the success of previous years, Parques de Sintra will,…

Following the success of previous years, Parques de Sintra will,…

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Converting Tthe Tea House of Monserrate and installation of the store

The conversion of the Tea House of the Park of Monserrate remains an ongoing project within efforts to meet the growing demand at this site. The first intervention phase saw the restructuring of the Hall of Columns; transferring the store (currently inside the Palace) to…

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The conversion of the Tea House of the Park of…

The conversion of the Tea House of the Park of…

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Award for the best nature pictures of Sintra

Currently ongoing is the BIO+Sintra Project photography competition with the objective of finding the best in the natural values of the Sintra hills. The competition is open to the participation of both amateur and professional photographers who wish to submit pictures of nature taken in…

Currently ongoing is the BIO+Sintra Project photography competition with the…

Currently ongoing is the BIO+Sintra Project photography competition with the…

Currently ongoing is the BIO+Sintra Project photography competition with the…

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Family programmes

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Party for Babies – Concert one day in the Forest

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that all creatures of Nature in the forest live in. A moment of engaging enchantment is provided by excerpts of classical music with special arrangements for babies together with mesmerizing rhythms and rimes. Through sang stories,…

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that…

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that…

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that…

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