The Palace and Park will be open from 8:00pm until 00:00 answering to countless requests and combining the occasion to collect food and funds for charity. To visit the Palace, it's asked that an offering of food is made, which will help to improve the lives of people benefiting from the support of charitable associations of the Sintra municipality. The revenue from the Park guided tours (5.00€) will be fully delivered to Uniao das Freguesias de Sintra
According to Pena Palace director, Architect António Nunes Pereira, “this is a rare opportunity to visit Pena Palace at night, and enjoy not only the amazing views from the top of Serra de Sintra as well as the unique atmosphere of the Palace after dark. We constantly receive requests, to open this space at night, given its importance and mysterious atmosphere during the night with the Romantic aesthetics from the nineteenth century, but we cannot do it often, so we expect a strong increase compared to the 3000 visitors that we received two years ago on a similar occasion.”
The guided tours will start at the Park lakes and will lead until the highest point of Serra de Sintra, Cruz Alta (sold out). In the end the visitors may choose if they want to return to the beginning or stay and visit the Palace inside, as well as taking pictures of a privileged view of Sintra and surroundings.
Also the workers from Parques de Sintra Company and guides will join this cause and work voluntarily during all the event.
The free transport that starts in Sintra station and goes to Pena and also back to the Station, will be gracefully provided by Scotturb Company (event partner) in the way of guaranteeing easier and faster access to the palace.
The buses will run between 8.00pm until 00.00 every 15 minutes.
Schedule: 8.00 pm to 00.00
Entrance: food offering or a voucher to Santa Casa da Mesiricórdia de Sintra: 3.00€
Palace visits: unguided (no need registration)
Park visits: (sold out)
- only guided tours
- 5 € (fully delivered to Freguesias de Sintra)
- Prior registration mandatory
- Duration: approximately 1h30m
- Maximum : 15 people per group
- Highlights: Vale dos Lagos, Fonte dos Passarinhos, Feteira da Rainha, Lago da Concha / Gruta das Serpentes / Gruta do Monge, Cruz Alta, Templo das Colunas / Mesa da Rainha / Guerreiro, Nora, Jardim das Camélias
-It is recommended to bring a coat, comfortable shoes and a flashlight
Source : parquesdesintra.pt