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Picnics with History

Picnics with History

Book your picnic and have a unique experience at the Parks of Pena and Monserrate, the Gardens of Queluz and the Farmhouse of Monserrate.

In the 19th century, the picnics were a way of living the gardens, in communion with nature. These experiences were usually shared with family members and intimate friends, as it is shown not only in photographs and historical records, but also several objects that still survive to this day.

At the Chalet of the Countess of Edla, in the Park of Pena, it is displayed the picnic basket that the second wife of King Ferdinand II used to have her meals at the garden, and numerous documental sources describe the picnics that the Cook family organized at the lawn of Monserrate, according to the english tradition, during the summer season at its estate. At the National Palace of Queluz, built as a summer palace for the 18th century Portuguese court, the exteriors were intensely lived through sophisticated celebrations, which included, naturally, meals outside.

This offer created by Parques de Sintra aims to recover those experiences and enable the public the visits these places nowadays to create new and contemporary memories, but with the presence of the original experience’s essence.

General price list

Picnic for 2 people
38 €
Picnic for families (2 adults + 2 children)
52 €
Extra | Cheese and delicatessen board
16 €

Full-day programs also available, with a special price

Availability of this program

Only from March to October, due to the unpredictable weather conditions in the autumn/winter months.

Additional Information

  • This service is provided by Parques de Sintra, upon prior reservation and exclusive reservation of the space.
  • The picnics are provided in individual baskets (which include towels, blankets and utensils)
  • Reservations must be made in 72 hours in advanced.
  • Due to adverse weather conditions, cancellations are accepted until 07:00 am of the scheduled date.
  • There is the possibility to add complements in each program.
  • The picnic basket can be customized, in case of food restrictions or food diets.
  • It is necessary to pay a security deposit in the amount of 60 euros, upon delivery of the basket and after checking the material delivered.
  • It is necessary to schedule the delivery time of the basket, contextualized visits and game visits.


We have prepared a set of full-day programs, in which the picnic is complemented with other experiences (see below).

Exclusive visits

See the palaces where you can live this experience