Passengers transport

Private passengers transport in Lisbon, Portugal, with drivers and vehicles for transfers and city tours with cars, mini vans, minibus and bus from 1 to 50 passengers vehicles.

Private passengers transport in Lisbon

A private transfers company focused in transfering people from one place to another, for all the occasions, the departures or arrivals at the Lisbon airport with luggage, to drive you to a party, wedding or in business meetings.

Tourism and Travel Agency with driver and cars, minivans, vans, minibus and bus.

E-mail: info@fernandolopes.pt

Cellphone: +351 969 550 167

Phone: +351 211 315 522

Whatsapp: +351 969 550 167

Transfers with babies or childrens

Travelling with your baby or child? We have seats and chairs.

Tourism Travel Agency in Lisbon, operating in Portugal

Private transfers in Lisboa with sedans minivans vans minibus and bus

Registered in the
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R.N.A.V.T. : 5266

Schedules, prices and history of Piriquita Pastrys

Schedules of Piriquita pastrys

  • Piriquita 1
    Close on wednesdays
    From 09:00 until 20:00.
  • Piriquita 2
    Close on tuesdays
    From 08:30 until 20:00.

Address: Rua das Padarias 1 and 18. 2710-603 Sintra.
Link to Official website

Piriquita pastrys prices

Various.

Piriquita history

CASA PIRIQUITA
The bakery that would later be known as Piriquita was founded in 1862, about 160 years. Worked there Amaro dos Santos, a baker by trade and his wife Constância Gomes.
The name Piriquita comes from the nickname that King Carlos I gave Constância Gomes, based on her short stature. It was King Carlos I who encouraged the couple to bake the famous Queijadas, the sweet he enjoyed during his summers in Sintra. The success was immediate and fast the bakery turned into pastry.
Over the 160 years much has changed but too much remains the same, like the quality of the products and the family that is dedicated to serve its customers around the world. In the 40’s while much of the world was getting wrecked, in Sintra was born a new treasure. Constância Cunha, granddaughter of the founder, developed the Travesseiro, a pastry stuffed with sweet eggs and with a almond touch, but with the secret so well guarded that only the direct family has access to the stuffing recipe.
Today with the fifth generation this is a rare case of survival of a family project.
Source: Piriquita pastry

 

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Sintra transfers and tours

Your private transfer and tour in Sintra 24/7 all year long. Transfer with sedans, minivans, minibus and bus.

E-mail: info@fernandolopes.pt

Cellphone: +351 969 550 167

Phone: +351 211 315 522

Whatsapp: +351 969 550 167

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Tourism Travel Agency operating in Portugal

Portuguese Tourism Authority
R.N.A.V.T. : 5266

Palace and Park of Monserrate

Schedules of Palace and Park of Monserrate

    Palace
    Open everydays.
    Opening Times until the 23th of March 2019
    10:00 until 18:00 (last ticket 17:00 and last admission 17:30).
    After the 23th of March 2019
    09:30 until 19:00 (last ticket 18:15 and last admission 18:30).
    Park
    Open everydays.
    Opening Times until the 23th of March 2019
    10:00 until 18:00 (last ticket and last admission 17:00).
    After the 23th of March 2019
    09:30 until 20:00 (last ticket and last admission 19:00).

Address: Rua Barbosa Du Bocage. 2710-405 Sintra.
Link to Official website

Monserrate Palace and Park ticket

Prices 2018/2019

    Palace + Park
    – Ticket for adults (18 – 64 yrs) 8,00 euros.
    – Ticket for youths (6 – 17 yrs) 6,50 euros.
    – Ticket for seniors (over 65 yrs) 6,50 euros
    – Family ticket (2 adults + 2 youths) 26,00 euros.

    – Hop On Hop Off – tour route in the Park of Monserrate: included in the entrance ticket.
    – To benefit from a reduction on your visit to several sites, choose combined tickets.
    – Free on Sundays for the residents of the Municipality of Sintra on the parks and monuments under the management of the Parques de Sintra.

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Palace and Park of Monserrate history

4 kilometres from Sintra’s historic centre, and bearing witness to the eclectic tastes of the 19th century, are the peerless Palace and Park of Monserrate, where the exotic vegetal motifs of the building’s interior decoration extend harmoniously to the gardens outside. The lawn in front of the palace offers you the chance to enjoy a well-earned rest as you set about discovering one of the richest botanical gardens and one of the most beautiful Romantic landscapes ever created in Portugal.
The estate of Monserrate was rented by Gerard de Visme (1789), a wealthy English merchant, who built a house there in the neo-Gothic style. William Beckford then subleased Monserrate in 1793-1794, but, in 1809, when Lord Byron visited the property, the house was already in ruins. The estate’s sublime appearance was a source of inspiration for the poet, who sang of the beauty of Monserrate in his poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, after which it became obligatory for foreign travellers to visit the property. This was especially true for English visitors, who made vivid descriptions of Monserrate in their countless travel reports and illustrated it in many engravings.
One of the most famous visitors was Francis Cook, another extremely wealthy English industrialist, who was later decorated by King Luís with the title of Viscount of Monserrate and subrogated the estate in 1856. The effective acquisition of the property took place in 1863, with the architect James Knowles beginning the work of transforming what remained of the house built by de Visme. Displaying distinctly medieval and oriental-style influences, the decoration of the Palace of Monserrate makes it, along with the Palace of Pena, one of the most important examples of Romantic architecture in Portugal.
Panoramic view of the Mexican Garden.
Over the years, the surrounding gardens have welcomed plant species from all over the world. Organised according to geographical areas (perhaps most notably that of Mexico), the gardens reflect the diverse origins of the plants, composing different scenic effects along the paths that lead you through ruins and hidden nooks and crannies, past lakes and waterfalls. It was, therefore, thanks to the intervention of the painter William Stockdale and the master gardener Francis Burt, but above all the romantic spirit of Francis Cook, that the Park of Monserrate grew to become what it is today. In the various gardens, as you walk along winding paths and commune with spontaneously growing species from the region (such as strawberry trees, holly bushes and imposing cork-trees), you will find surprisingly contrasting scenery, with the sudden appearance of age-old araucarias and palm-trees, and tree ferns from Australia and New Zealand, as well as agaves and yuccas recreating a corner of Mexico. This walk through the botanical delights of five continents also offers you camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons and bamboos, evoking memories of a Japanese garden.
The estate and the Palace were bought by the Portuguese State in 1949.
The Park and Palace of Monserrate were classified as a Property of Public Interest in 1993, and were included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which has been classified by UNESCO as World Heritage since 1995.
In 2000, responsibility for the management of the estate was transferred to Parques de Sintra, which embarked upon a profound programme of recovery and restoration work. This has made it possible to reopen the Palace to the public, while returning the Park’s historic gardens to their former glory.
In 2013, the Park of Monserrate was distinguished with a European Garden Award under the category of the “Best Development of a Historic Park or Garden”.
Source: Parques de Sintra

 

    See also:

  1. Monuments and museums in Sintra
  2. Monuments and museums in Portugal
Sintra transfers and tours

Your private transfer and tour in Sintra 24/7 all year long. Transfer with sedans, minivans, minibus and bus.

E-mail: info@fernandolopes.pt

Cellphone: +351 969 550 167

Phone: +351 211 315 522

Whatsapp: +351 969 550 167

Tourism Travel Agency operating in Portugal

Portuguese Tourism Authority
R.N.A.V.T. : 5266

Schedules, prices and history of Pena Palace

Schedules of Pena Palace and Park

    Palace
    Open everydays.
    Opening Times until the 23th of March 2019
    10:00 until 18:00 (last ticket 17:00 and last admission 17:30).
    After the 23th of March 2019
    09:30 until 19:00 (last ticket 18:15 and last admission 18:30).
    Park
    Open everydays.
    Opening Times until the 23th of March 2019
    10:00 until 18:00 (last ticket and last admission 17:00).
    After the 23th of March 2019
    09:30 until 20:00 (last ticket and last admission 19:00).

Address: Estrada da Pena. 2710-609 Sintra.
Link to Official website

Pena Palace and Park tickets

Prices 2018/2019

    Palace + Park
    – Ticket for adults (18 – 64 yrs) 14,00 euros.
    – Ticket for youths (6 – 17 yrs) 12,50 euros.
    – Ticket for seniors (over 65 yrs) 12,50 euros.
    – Family ticket (2 adults + 2 youths) 49,00 euros.

    – Hop On Hop Off – tour route in the Park of Pena: included in the entrance ticket.
    – To benefit from a reduction on your visit to several sites, choose combined tickets.
    – Entrance in the Chalet of the Countess of Edla included.
    – Free on sundays for the residents of the Municipality of Sintra to the parks and monuments under the management of the Parques de Sintra.

    Park
    – Ticket for adults (18 – 64 yrs) 7,50 Euros.
    – Ticket for youths (6 – 17 yrs) 6,50 Euros.
    – Ticket for seniors (over 65 yrs) 6,50 Euros.
    – Family ticket (2 adults + 2 youths) 26,00 Euros.

Pena Palace history

The Palace of Pena stands atop a rocky peak, which is the second highest point in the Sintra hills (the only place higher than the palace itself is the Cruz Alta, 528 metres above sea level). The palace is situated in the eastern part of the Park of Pena, which one has to pass through to reach the steep ramp built by the Baron of Eschwege that provides access to the castle-like building. The palace itself is composed of two wings: the former Manueline monastery of the Order of St. Jerome and the wing built in the 19th century by King Ferdinand II. These wings are ringed by a third architectural structure that is a fantasised version of an imaginary castle, whose walls one can walk around and which comprises battlements, watchtowers, an entrance tunnel and even a drawbridge.
In 1838, King Ferdinand II acquired the former Hieronymite monastery of Our Lady of Pena, which had been built by King Manuel I in 1511 on the top of the hill above Sintra and had been left unoccupied since 1834 when the religious orders were suppressed in Portugal. The monastery consisted of the cloister and its outbuildings, the chapel, the sacristy and the bell tower, which today form the northern section of the Palace of Pena, or the Old Palace as it is known.
King Ferdinand also ordered the Park of Pena to be planted in the Palace’s surrounding areas in the style of the romantic gardens of that time, with winding paths, pavilions and stone benches placed at different points along its routes, as well as trees and other plants originating from the four corners of the earth. In this way, the king took advantage of the mild and damp climate of the Sintra hills to create an entirely new and exotic park with over five hundred different species of trees.
The Palace of Pena was designated a National Monument in 1910 and forms part of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which has been classified by UNESCO as World Heritage since 1995.
In 2013, the Palace was integrated into the Network of European Royal Residences

 

    See also:

  1. Monuments and museums in Sintra
  2. Monuments and museums in Portugal
Sintra transfers and tours

Your private transfer and tour in Sintra 24/7 all year long. Transfer with sedans, minivans, minibus and bus.

E-mail: info@fernandolopes.pt

Cellphone: +351 969 550 167

Phone: +351 211 315 522

Whatsapp: +351 969 550 167

Book your hotel in Sintra

Hotel rooms in Sintra at great prices.


Booking.com

Tourism Travel Agency operating in Portugal

Portuguese Tourism Authority
R.N.A.V.T. : 5266