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. | Access to Monserrate: recommended via Colares, due to road interventions.
There is a vast view from this terrace ranging from the ocean in the distance on one side and Lisbon looking eastwards. Right in front, to the south, there stands the High Cross on the highest point in the Sintra Hills, at 528 metres above sea level. To the left, there stands a statue of a Knight, picturesquely posed upon a cliff top in the Park of Pena, a medieval warrior who seems to be standing guard over the Palace.
Carlos and Amelia greatly appreciated this terrace. Still today, during the months of summer, an awning is extended over the original metallic structure, which enables the enjoyment of the views over the landscape from the comfort of shade just as in the times of the monarchy.
At the back of the Terrace, there is a small compartment named the Arabic Cabinet. A telescope was stored here for making long distance observations.