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Pena´s Palace Park, The Best of Sintra

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The High Cross ( Cruz Alta)

A cross that standed in the highest point, 529mts , made out of rock and metal was destroyed by lightning.

Saint Catherine´s High Point (Alto de Santa Catarina)

Queen D.Amélia favourite´s observation point.  That´s why the carved granit bench is called  The Queen´s Throne

Monk´s Cave (Gruta do Monge)

It used to be a meditation place.

The Queen´s Ferns ( Feteiro da Rainha)

Another place named after  the Queen D. Amélia, a great Pena´s fan. here you can find ferns from around Australia and New Zealand. Chestnuts , Oaks and Beeches that co-exist with Camellias from Japan and northern American Giant Arborvitae

The Bird´s Fountain ( A Fonte dos Passarinhos)

Pavilion risen in 1853 inspired by the Arabic culture.

The Friar´s Pond ( Tanque dos Frades)

Traces from the Friars, on the top of the Camellia´s Garden. This garden is an explosion of colour and texture during flowering. It´s one of the few formal gardens in the park.

Valley of the Lakes (Vale dos Lagos)

Taking advantage of the water lines were created five lakes surrounded by ferns and large trees. The King D.Carlos used to fish Carps  in these lakes .

 

Opening Hours

High Season -

Park: 09.30am   –  08.00pm

Palace- 09.30am – 07.00pm

 

Low Season

10.00am – 06.00pm

Place Categories: Attractions, Entertainment, Kids, Monument, Natural Marvels, Things to do, Viewpoint and You Must SeePlace Tags: park and sintra

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