On Carcavelos Beach you´ll find a little bit of Portugal, especially around the Estoril Coast. We will give you information on where to go, what to see, our history, our traditions, invite to visit our museums and monuments, atend our cultural and Sport events. We will give you our famous recipes from our fantastic gastronomy, and know and then we will share a little bit of our favorite things. We hope you’ll enjoy the journey. Thank you and welcome to Carcavelos Beach.

Palácio de Monserrate (Monserrate Palace)

In 1858, Francis Cook hired James Knowels Jr. to design the pavilion that he wished to build in Monserrate. The architect, however, faced several limitations, since he had to restrict himself to the structures of DeVisme’s old neo-gothic mansion. Nevertheless, Knowels designed an original and very eclectic building. The facades of the three structures have gothic doors and windows.

Inside, the decorative exuberance of the plasterwork and the capitals emphasise the building’s oriental character. The superb gardens that surround the Palace were designed by Stockdale and Thomas Gargill, who, taking advantage of the Mountain’s micro-climate, created a magnificent park where one can still see more than 3 thousand exotic species.

Palácio de Monserrate (Monserrate Palace)
Estrada de Monserrate
2710-405 Sintra
Tel. 21 923 73 00
Opening hours: 16th September – 30th April, 10.30 a.m.- 1.00 p.m., and 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Last entry one hour before closing time
Admission: € 5
Guided tour (with advance booking): € 10


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