The Garden Guide

Quinta de Monserrate

An English-influenced Mixed Style park was started by William Beckford in the late eighteenth century. Beckford was an exceedingly rich man, famous for his Fonthill estate in England. The waterfall survives from this period. Sir Francis Cook added an exotic Moorish palace in 1856. He employed James Burt to make a series of place-related gardens. They include a Mexican and a Japanese garden.

Rua Augusto dos Santos 2-4, Sintra, Portugal

All year, Daily (except 25th December), Open 9am to 6pm

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