Four kilometers away from the historic center of Sintra is the Park of Monserrate, which includes exuberant gardens and a Palace, a unique testimony to the eclecticism of the nineteenth century, where the exotic plant motifs of the interior extend harmoniously outside. The front lawn of the Palace offers the opportunity for a well-deserved rest, before continuing with the discovery of one of Portugal’s richest botanical gardens.
Combining gothic and Indian influences with Moorish touches, along with the Palace of Pena, it is one of the most important examples of Romantic architecture in Portugal. The surrounding gardens received species from all over the world and were organized according to their geographic areas, reflecting the diverse origins of the plants and forming landscapes long the paths between ruins, recesses, lakes and waterfalls. Of note are the garden of Mexico, the Rose Garden and the Ornamental Lakes, recently restored.
Following the extensive rehabilitation of the roof and the façades, and the implementation of new infrastructure networks, the Palace reopened in the summer of 2010. The restoration of the interiors took place until 2016, in full view of the visitors, and the Palace is now fully restored.
Open daily apart from 1 January and 25 December:
Park timetable: 9am – 7pm (last ticket and last admission: 6pm)
Palace timetable: 9.30am – 6.30pm (last ticket: 5.30pm; last admission: 6pm)
Check the ongoing programming at www.parquesdesintra.pt to find out about the different activities, events and experiences available in this location.
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