Pandemic/Changes in our services: in the operation of the Cafeterias and of some Ticket Offices (see Plan your visit). | Park of Pena: Lakes entrance temporarily closed.
Monserrate Nature Interpretation Centre
Monserrate Nature Interpretation Centre provides educational visits that demonstrate the most important natural values of the Sintra Hills, encouraging contact with nature, environmental awareness and knowledge of the flora and fauna present in the unique ecosystems that characterise this region.
Using an innovative approach, with digital tools and educational material, visitors are invited to travel through time to learn about the key episodes that defined the geological, cultural and natural history of the Sintra Hills. Next, we explore the particular characteristics of river ecosystems and, using an aquaterrarium, introduce some of the creatures that live there. The biology of trees, shown with a model of a Portuguese oak split into root, trunk and top, is another main theme. The visit ends with the projection of profiles of birds and winged mammals in flight, with the intention of helping visitors identify these species through their behaviour, their anatomical features and even through the sounds they make.