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Picnic Days

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Location

Park of Monserrate

Dates

See scheduled dates 

Public

All publics

Reservation

Online purchase

During the second half of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century, Monserrate was the summer residence of the Cook family who, according to English tradition, used to have delicious picnics on the lawn in front of the palace.

 

With the Picnic Days, scheduled for several dates throughout this summer, Parques de Sintra aims to recover those experiences and enable the public the visits this historical garden today to create new and contemporary memories, that hold the essence of the original experience.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to experience the historic garden of Monserrate in a unique way, in full communion with nature!

The picnic basket includes:

  • Natural fruit juice, still water and coffee or tea;
  • Sirloin sandwiches with cheese and lettuce;
  • Rustic bread with chorizo;
  • Quiche;
  • Savouries;
  • Sliced cake or muffin;
  • Salad;
  • Chips;
  • Queijadas from Sintra;
  • Sliced fruit;
  • Towel, napkins, cutlery, blankets.

Any extra products may be purchased directly at the Monserrate Tea House, where the picnic basket is to be picked up.

Collection and return of your Picnic Basket:

  • Location: Monserrate Tea House
  • Collection time: between 11am and 1pm
  • Return time: until 4.30pm

 

It is necessary to pay a deposit of €60 (through ATM), which will be reimbursed after the return of the material (basket, towel, blankets and utensils).

Designated picnic site:

The lawn in front of the palace

Price of the picnic

Picnic for 2 people
38 €

Dates available (2022)

June 4

(saturday)

June 5

(sunday)

June 18

(saturday)

June 26

(sunday)

July 3

(sunday)

July 16

(saturday)

July 17

(sunday)

July 23

(saturday)

July 24

(sunday)

August 6

(saturday)

August 7

(sunday)

August 20

(saturday)

August 21

(sunday)

September 10

(saturday)

September 11

(sunday)

September 24

(saturday)

September 25

(sunday)

October 8

(saturday)

October 9

(sunday)

More information

  • In case of adverse weather conditions, cancellations are accepted until 7 am on the scheduled date.
  • Entrance is through the park's main gate, and from there one must reach the Monserrate Tea House (where the picnic basket is piked up) on foot.
  • The picnic site is the Lawn. The use of this area is not exclusive. It is also not suitable for people with reduced mobility due to its sharp inclination.
  • More information: [email protected]

Purchase of entrance tickets necessary

The price of the picnic does not include the entrance fees to the monument. The purchase of the picnic requires the purchase of additional tickets to the Park and Palace of Monserrate.