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360º visit to the National Palace of Sintra
360º visit to the Nacional Palace of Sintra
The National Palace of Sintra is one of the most challenging monuments in terms of physical accessibility. Despite the effort that Parques de Sintra has made to provide access to monuments for a greater diversity of visitors, only 40% of the building can be physically visited by people with disabilities, due to the characteristics of this palace and the historical and cultural value that accompany them. This digital tool seeks to make the National Palace of Sintra more accessible, including to people with reduced mobility, by making entire museum route available virtually. This palace thus becomes closer to all visitors.
Virtual visits to heritage are becoming more and more common, although they often only allow you to visit the spaces and do not provide content allowing a more direct confrontation with the heritage site and its collections. With this new digital experience, Parques de Sintra developed a virtual tour model that aims to establish an informed and stimulating connection between the visitor, the National Palace of Sintra and its collections. In this 360º visit, it is possible to explore details of the building and the collections thanks to the high definition of the images specially captured for this project. These images not only allow you to zoom in on details, but were also captured from privileged points of view, such as the images of the interior of the Chamber in which King Afonso VI was imprisoned, which are inaccessible to visitors during a physical visit to the palace.