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