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Queluz by candlelight (SOLD OUT)

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Gardens of the National Palace of Queluz


2 October 2021


8:00 pm > 00:00 am


Illuminated circuit in the gardens; presentations by the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art; piano and voice recital


Available only online

Parques de Sintra celebrates the European Heritage Days of 2021 with the event "Queluz by Candlelight", a night opening of the gardens of the National Palace of Queluz on Saturday 2 October, from 8 pm to midnight.


Visitors will be invited to embark on an immersive experience to discover the main points of interest of the historical gardens of the National Palace of Queluz, through lighting and animation that will evoke the atmosphere of the night parties that characterized the experience of this Palace in the century XVIII.


To the magical atmosphere conferred by around one thousand LED candles and other forms of lighting along the route, there will be moments of entertainment, with music, which has always been an indispensable presence at the court, and equestrian art, which the Royal Family greatly appreciated.


  • 8 pm: Opening
  • 8:30 pm: Presentation of the Porguuese School of Equestrian Art by the Grand Cascade (duration: ca. 20 minutes)
  • 9 pm: Voice and piano recital by Nádia Fidalgo and Melissa Fontoura in the Cafeteria of the National Palace of Queluz (duration: ca. 1 hour)
  • 10:10 pm: Presentation of the Portuguese Schoo, of Equestrian Art by the Robillion Staircase (duration: ca. 20 minutes)
  • 11:00 pm: Last entrance in the gardens
  • 00:00 am: Closing of the gardens

Ticket prices

Adults (18-64 years)
5 €
Youths (6-17 years)
3.5 €
Seniors (+65 years)
3.5 €
Family (2 adults + 2 youths)
15 €

Information and recommendations

  • Tickets for this event are only available online on the Parques de Sintra website.
  • It is not necessary to show a digital vaccination certificate or a negative test for Covid-19 to access this event.
  • Access to the event is through the main entrance and exit through the Robillion Pavilion tunnel.
  • The circuit through the gardens is one-way and it is not possible to go back.
  • The use of mask is mandatory in interior spaces.
  • The recital does not have a formal sitting audience. The public can enjoy the concert in the cafeteria and on the terrace of the palace, using the chairs and tables available in this area.
  • The cafeteria service will be closed during the recital (between 9 pm and 10 pm).
  • Last entrance into the gardens at 11:30 pm.
  • Closing of the cafeteria at 11:30 pm.
  • Closing of the gardens at 00:00 am.
  • Maximum capacity for the event: 400 people.
  • Subject to cancellation in case of adverse weather conditions.