Palace of Pena: interior visit by time slots only; verify the entrance date and time on your ticket; there is no delay tolerance. /// Palace of Queluz: closed on May 20 /// Convent of the Capuchos: closed on May 20
At the Apex of Time
During the visit ‘At the Apex of Time’, led by the curator and restorer responsible for restoring this complex time machine, visitors will discover how the clock was brought back to life after remaining silent for decades. They’ll be welcomed inside the Clock Tower, leading to a tower of the palace that is not included in the tour circuit. Visitors will climb a steep and a narrow spiral staircase, visiting the mechanism that powers this remarkable example of high-precision mechanical engineering through different floors before reaching the top of the tower, the highest point in the Sintra Mountains, offering spectacular views.
Entry via a steep, narrow staircase. Not recommended for people with vertigo or claustrophobia, nor children under 12 years old. The activity will be cancelled in the event of rain.