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The Enlightenment at Queluz - Creating beauty using Physics and Geometry

Luis Duarte PSML 6493


National Palace of Queluz





Meeting Point

Ticket Office of the National Palace of Queluz


+351 21 923 73 00

‘The Enlightenment at Queluz – Creating Beauty Using Physics and Geometry’ takes visitors on a tour of the geometric axes that delimit the different recreational areas in the Gardens of Queluz. They will be invited to discover and observe the hydraulic systems used to supply and decorate the gardens with water, which will be explained by the garden’s restorers, engineers, landscape architects and conservation and restoration experts.

Participants will also have the exceptional opportunity to climb to the top of the Queluz cascade, which is not usually open to the public. The cascade offers a bird’s eye view of the gardens’ geometry, as well as spectacular views of the surrounding area, which supplies the water for the gardens via the ancient system of aqueducts running around the municipality.


Route with accessibility obstacles. Entry via a steep, narrow staircase. Not recommended for people with vertigo. Please wear comfortable footwear. The activity will be cancelled in the event of rain.


Adult/Senior (>18 years old)
30 €
Junior (6-17 years old)
10 €
Per family (2 adults + 2 juniors)
70 €



Previous Booking / Payment Term

Visits and Complements: 72 hours in advance


You can make your experience even more memorable with  a brunch, a lunch, a picnic, a snack or a cocktail. Reservations via e-mail ([email protected] ) 72 hours in advance.


  • Menu: Scone; toast; croissant; grain bread; butter; jam; ham; cheese; yogurt; granola; quiche; apple cake with cinnamon; queijada (traditional cheesecake); fruit; natural juice; water; tea or galão (hot drink made with espresso and milk) or hot chocolate; coffee
  • Price 2 people: 32 €
  • Price for family (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old): 50€



  • On request



  • Menu: Pork loin, cheese and lettuce sandwich; rustic bread with chorizo; quiche; savouries; cake or muffin; salad; french fries; queijadas de Sintra (traditional cheesecakes); fruit; water; juice; tea or coffee
  • Price 2 people: 38 €
  • Family price (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old): 52 €



  • Menu: scone; three types of bread; cheese; ham; butter; jam; savouries; cake or queijadas de Sintra (traditional cheesecakes); fruit; juice; coffee or tea.
  • Price 2 people: 26€
  • Family price (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old): 38€



  • Menu: White wine; orange juice; water; queijadas from Sintra (traditional cheesecake)
  • Price 2 people: 20 €
  • Price for family (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old): 26€

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