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.
A masterpiece of Romanticism.
A retreat for writers, Monserrate attracted numerous international visitors, especially among the British, who praised its beauty in their travel accounts and engravings. When Francis Cook, a rich, 19th century British industrialist and a great art collector, visited here, he was fascinated. From this passion there emerged a masterpiece of Romanticism: the Park and Palace of Monserrate.
Francis Cook put his dream into practice in transforming Monserrate into what we know today, with its exuberant gardens – capable of amazing visitors with the exotic species sourced from every corner of the world –, and a palace that represents a true ode to romantic architecture, the refined taste of Francis Cook and the genius of its architect James Knowles Jr., who combined various different influences here.
However, the history of this charming site is marked by many different vicissitudes. Behind the majestically worked walls, Monserrate hides many different pasts but that always exalt its natural beauty.
Tickets for the Park and Palace
of Monserrate include:
LAST TICKET AND LAST ADMISSION 18H00
LAST TICKET 17h30 AND LAST ADMISSION 18H00
PARK AND PALACE
How to get there
Lisbon > Sintra: Train (CP) – Sintra Line
(Departure stations: Oriente; Rossio; Entrecampos)
Sintra (train station) > Monserrate: Bus n.º 435 (Scotturb) - This circuit is temporarily interrupted due to interventions on the road between Sintra and Colares.
You can reach the town of Sintra using:
• IC19 (from Lisbon)
• IC30 (from Mafra)
• EN9 (from Cascais, via the A5)
The Park and Palace of Monserrate is located on the road that connects the center of the town centre of Sintra to Colares (EN375).
Due to road interventions, access through Colares is recommended.