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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

Sintra is the abode of love One imagines oneself on an enchanted island

Heinrich Friedrich Link, Travels in Portugal and through France and Spain, 1797

[Sintra] Where nature and art complement each other wonderfully

Hans Christian Andersen, A visit to Portugal, 1866

This is the true Garden of Klingsor and there, up above, is the Castle of the Holy Grail

Richard Strauss, composer

Today is the happiest day of my life. [Sintra] It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

Richard Strauss, composer

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Restoration work on the facades, masonry and tiles of the National Palace of Pena successfully completed

In January, Parques de Sintra fully completed the restoration of the facades of the National Palace of Pena. The intervention, that counted on investment of around €300,000, involved two years of project planning and eight months of actual restoration work. The integral recovery of the Palace exteriors dealt with the plastered and whitewashed façades, stone…

In January, Parques de Sintra fully completed the restoration of the facades of the National Palace of Pena. The intervention, that counted on investment of around €300,000, involved two years of project planning and eight months of actual restoration work. The integral recovery of the Palace exteriors dealt with the plastered and whitewashed façades, stone…

In January, Parques de Sintra fully completed the restoration of the facades of the National Palace of Pena. The intervention,…

In January, Parques de Sintra fully completed the restoration of the facades of the National Palace of Pena. The intervention,…

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2015 to see €2.8 million investment in restoring the Palace of Queluz

In January, Parques de Sintra launched the interventions necessary to the restoration of the National Palace and Gardens of Queluz with total investment rising to around €2.8 million. The work planned for the Palace includes the full restoration of its façades, masonry, beams, roofing, upgrading the energy and communication infrastructures as well as the lightning…

In January, Parques de Sintra launched the interventions necessary to the restoration of the National Palace and Gardens of Queluz with total investment rising to around €2.8 million. The work planned for the Palace includes the full restoration of its façades, masonry, beams, roofing, upgrading the energy and communication infrastructures as well as the lightning…

In January, Parques de Sintra launched the interventions necessary to the restoration of the National Palace and Gardens of Queluz…

In January, Parques de Sintra launched the interventions necessary to the restoration of the National Palace and Gardens of Queluz…

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Conclusion of the restoration of the Valley of the Lakes and the Garden of Camellias in the Park of Pena

This month saw Parques de Sintra complete a series of restoration projects in the Park of Pena including both the built structures and the gardens themselves with the objective of conserving the features that best define this site of such historical relevance in addition to its aesthetic value. The phased intervention, including work on the…

This month saw Parques de Sintra complete a series of restoration projects in the Park of Pena including both the built structures and the gardens themselves with the objective of conserving the features that best define this site of such historical relevance in addition to its aesthetic value. The phased intervention, including work on the…

This month saw Parques de Sintra complete a series of restoration projects in the Park of Pena including both the…

This month saw Parques de Sintra complete a series of restoration projects in the Park of Pena including both the…

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‘Elise Hensler: Queen of Pena’ musical evening in the Great Hall at the Palace of Pena

The third evening in the cycle ‘Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena’, entitled ‘Elise Hensler: Queen of Pena’, will take place on 31 January. It includes a recital by the soprano Cristiana Oliveira, the baritone Nuno Pereira, the horn player Paulo Guerreiro and the pianist João Paulo Santos that takes place at 9.30 p.m.,…

The third evening in the cycle ‘Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena’, entitled ‘Elise Hensler: Queen of Pena’, will take place on 31 January. It includes a recital by the soprano Cristiana Oliveira, the baritone Nuno Pereira, the horn player Paulo Guerreiro and the pianist João Paulo Santos that takes place at 9.30 p.m.,…

The third evening in the cycle ‘Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena’, entitled ‘Elise Hensler: Queen of Pena’, will…

The third evening in the cycle ‘Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena’, entitled ‘Elise Hensler: Queen of Pena’, will…

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Parques de Sintra notches up a 13% year-on-year rise in 2014 visitor numbers

Over the course of 2014, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra welcomed just short of two million visits (1,928,000) representing a 13% increase on the previous year. Of this total, the Park and National Palace of Pena remained the single most popular site (889,000 visitors), recording a 14% year-on-year rise…

Over the course of 2014, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra welcomed just short of two million visits (1,928,000) representing a 13% increase on the previous year. Of this total, the Park and National Palace of Pena remained the single most popular site (889,000 visitors), recording a 14% year-on-year rise…

Over the course of 2014, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra welcomed just short of…

Over the course of 2014, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra welcomed just short of…

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Google maps the interiors of the Palaces of Sintra

In partnership with Parques de Sintra, Google has recently made some additions to its Google Maps collection by adding the Palaces of Pena, Sintra, Queluz and Monserrate to its Indoor Maps function and thus making it possible for any Google Maps (whether via computer or mobile device – Android and IOS) user to access the…

In partnership with Parques de Sintra, Google has recently made some additions to its Google Maps collection by adding the Palaces of Pena, Sintra, Queluz and Monserrate to its Indoor Maps function and thus making it possible for any Google Maps (whether via computer or mobile device – Android and IOS) user to access the…

In partnership with Parques de Sintra, Google has recently made some additions to its Google Maps collection by adding the…

In partnership with Parques de Sintra, Google has recently made some additions to its Google Maps collection by adding the…

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The Sintra Camellia and Orchid Exhibition

Over the weekend of 21st and 22nd February, Parques de Sintra is hosting the exhibition “Camellias and Orchids in Sintra”, in partnership with APC – the Portuguese Camellia Association and COP – the Orchidiphile Club of Portugal. The exhibition, with free entry, takes place in the Courtyard in front of the National Palace of Sintra…

Over the weekend of 21st and 22nd February, Parques de Sintra is hosting the exhibition “Camellias and Orchids in Sintra”, in partnership with APC – the Portuguese Camellia Association and COP – the Orchidiphile Club of Portugal. The exhibition, with free entry, takes place in the Courtyard in front of the National Palace of Sintra…

Over the weekend of 21st and 22nd February, Parques de Sintra is hosting the exhibition “Camellias and Orchids in Sintra”,…

Over the weekend of 21st and 22nd February, Parques de Sintra is hosting the exhibition “Camellias and Orchids in Sintra”,…

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Evening of “Exoticisms” in the Great Hall of the Palace of Pena

The second event in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena” takes place on 10th January, is entitled “Exoticisms” and features a concert bringing together the soprano Dora Rodrigues, the tenor Mário Alves, the baritone Luís Rodrigues and the pianist João Paulo Santos, especially for the occasion. The concert, beginning at 9.30pm, is…

The second event in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena” takes place on 10th January, is entitled “Exoticisms” and features a concert bringing together the soprano Dora Rodrigues, the tenor Mário Alves, the baritone Luís Rodrigues and the pianist João Paulo Santos, especially for the occasion. The concert, beginning at 9.30pm, is…

The second event in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena” takes place on 10th January, is entitled…

The second event in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena” takes place on 10th January, is entitled…

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Co-financing approved for 5 Parques de Sintra projects

Parques de Sintra has recently received the approval of its application for the co-financing of five projects: four projects applying to POR Lisbon (Regional Operational Program) and one candidate project under PRODER (Rural Development Program), all taking place in 2015 and mostly in the first six months. These five projects foresee overall investment of approximately…

Parques de Sintra has recently received the approval of its application for the co-financing of five projects: four projects applying to POR Lisbon (Regional Operational Program) and one candidate project under PRODER (Rural Development Program), all taking place in 2015 and mostly in the first six months. These five projects foresee overall investment of approximately…

Parques de Sintra has recently received the approval of its application for the co-financing of five projects: four projects applying…

Parques de Sintra has recently received the approval of its application for the co-financing of five projects: four projects applying…

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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 musicologist Luísa Cymbron beginning at 9pm in the Great…

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 musicologist Luísa Cymbron beginning at 9pm in the Great…

The first performance in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the National Palace of Pena” takes place on December 21st and…

The first performance in the cycle “Musical Evenings in the National Palace of Pena” takes place on December 21st and…

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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 that were worn in that era of great beauty and…

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 that were worn in that era of great beauty and…

Tiptoeing through the Palace we visit every corner of Queluz, listening to narratives of events in its history, meeting people…

Tiptoeing through the Palace we visit every corner of Queluz, listening to narratives of events in its history, meeting people…

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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, the concert invites everyone to experience the imaginary adventure One…

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, the concert invites everyone to experience the imaginary adventure One…

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that all creatures of Nature in the forest live in. A…

One Day in the Forest recreates the party ambiance that all creatures of Nature in the forest live in. A…

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