Palace of Pena: interior visit by time slots only; verify the entrance date and time on your ticket; there is no delay tolerance
Board of Directors 2022-2024
Florinda Sofia Augusto Cruz (President)
- Legal affairs management
- Human Resources management
- Built Heritage management
- Palaces management
- Communication and Marketing management
- Institutional Relations management
A graduate in Law from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, she has been Head of the Mayoral Support Office of Sintra Town Council since November 2013. She has also held positions as Parliamentary Advisor of the Socialist Party Parliamentary Group, and as Deputy with duties as Head of Office standing in for the Justice Minister of the 18th Constitutional Government, among other posts. She began her duties in the administration of Parques de Sintra in 2015 and was appointed president in 2018.
Dorabela Baptista Gonçalves Charneca (Director)
- Financial and administrative management
- Commercial management (Ticket offices, Shops, Cafeterias and Events)
- IT management
Graduate in Economy (1992), with a post-graduate qualification in Information Systems and Technologies (1998) from the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão and a Post-Graduate in Facility Management from the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (2016). Board Member for the Portuguese Association of Facility Management (triennial 2016-2019 and 2019-2022) and Technical Committee TC-192 for Standardisation. She has held positions in the SIBS Group, with special focus on the management of property assets, procurement and financial control.
Luís Filipe Pires Pallister e Calaim (Director)
- Natural Heritage management
- Programming management
- Security management
- Portuguese School of Equestrian Art
Graduating in Forest and Natural Resources Engineering in 2006, he completed a post-graduate degree in Environmental Law, Land Use Planning, Urbanism and Tourism by the Lisbon University of Law. After an internship at the Municipality of Sintra, he joined the ICNF - the Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests. He was a control technician at the Agriculture and Fisheries Financing Institute and later joined CONFAGRI – the National Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives and Agricultural Credit of Portugal in 2011, as a forestry technician and advisor to the board of FENAFLORESTA - National Federation of Forestry Producers Cooperatives. Expert at the European Commission in various working groups, including the Forests and Cork Group. Project Auditor at REA - Research Executive Agency. General Director of FENAPÍCOLA - the Portuguese Federation of Apicultural Cooperatives and Honey Producers, from 2019 to 2022.