15 January to 16 March: temporary closure under the current State of Emergency

The Forest of Sintra

7 Tapada De Monserrate Creditos PSML Emigus




Route with accessibility obstacles. Uneven surfaces. Please wear comfortable footwear suitable for walking.


Pre-Christian settlers living in the Moorish Castle worshipped fertility there, the friars at Capuchos Convent viewed it as the epitome of God’s creation, the Portuguese court sought refuge there during the hottest months of the summer, romantic spirits from every era looked for inspiration within its depths and the creators of impressive architectural works, such as the Palaces of Pena and Monserrate, used it to produce some of the most beautiful sites you can visit in the region: it’s ‘The Forest of the Sintra Mountains’.

Taking a circular route around Monserrate Hunting Grounds, adding a woodland walk to the overall experience, a biologist will show visitors how the mountains have evolved over the centuries, the species that used to live there, the rare flora and fauna that can still be seen, and the conservation measures taken to balance the ecosystem in the Sintra Mountains.


Dates/times on request


Per participant
60 €
Per family (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old)
130 €

Previous Booking / Payment Term

Visits and Complements: 72 hours in advance


You can make your experience even more memorable with the following complements to your visit:


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 €


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