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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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“Cintra’s Glorious Eden” in the Great Hall of the Palace of Pena

The first performance in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the National Palace of Pena” takes place on December 21st and entitled “Cintra’s Glorious Eden” with a concert by Trio Aeternus at 9.30pm preceded by a conference. Both the concert and the conference are presented by…

The first performance in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the…

The first performance in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the…

The first performance in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the…

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Information: shorter opening hours for the festive season

The parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra are to operate a shorter timetable during the festive season. On December 24th and 31st, sites close at 3pm with the last tickets sold at 2pm. On December 25th and January 1st, sites are…

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The parks and monuments under the management of Parques de…

The parks and monuments under the management of Parques de…

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Parques de Sintra wins the World Travel Award for the “World's Best Conservation Company” for the second time

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) picked up, and for the second consecutive year, the World Travel Award for the “World’s Best Conservation Company” during its annual gala in Anguilla (Caribbean). These awards, internationally recognised as the “Oscars of tourism”, are attributed annually…

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) picked up,…

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) picked up,…

Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (PSML) picked up,…

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"Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena"

From December 21st to February 14th, Parques de Sintra and CEMSP – the Centre of Portuguese Eighteenth-Century Musical Studies present the cycle “Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena”, taking place in the Great Hall. Each one of the four sessions includes a concert at…

From December 21st to February 14th, Parques de Sintra and…

From December 21st to February 14th, Parques de Sintra and…

From December 21st to February 14th, Parques de Sintra and…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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The Mexican Garden in the Park of Monserrate was subject…

The Mexican Garden in the Park of Monserrate was subject…

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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,…

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One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that…

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that…

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