The Monserrate Palace in Sintra will organize a day dedicated to accessibility. During February 24th will be guided throughout the day guided especially for the blind, the deaf and people in wheelchair.
This initiative is part of the “Parques de Sintra Accommodate Better” project, which aims to improve accessibility to the Park and Palaces, guaranteeing universal access to the natural and built heritage. “Sintra parks welcome better” has as partners the Tourism of Portugal, IP (financed 25% of the program) ACAPO (Association of Blind and Amblyopic of Portugal) APS (Portuguese Association of Deaf) and Association Salvador who participate as consultants.
In the morning the blind visitors will be able to smell, hear the sounds, botanical species and materials of the facades of the palace. Also in the morning it will be possible to explore the park of the palace of Monserrate by means of wheelchair through an aid equipment in the traction of manual wheelchairs. In the afternoon, deaf visitors will also be able to visit the palace with a Portuguese Sign Language interpreter (LPG).
All these activities are supported by the partner associations. The use of footwear and clothing appropriate to the meteorological conditions is recommenced. The visit may be canceled, if the weather is adverse, or adapted only to the interior of the Palace of Monserrate.
Feeling the Heritage (Blind Visitors and Low Vision and Interested People)
Place and Time: Monserrate Palace, February 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Heritage in Gestures (deaf visitors and all interested parties)
Place and Time: Monserrate Palace, February 24th from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monserrate Gardens without Barriers
Place and Time: Monserrate Palace, February 24th at 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tariff person with handicap: € 9 (entrance ticket € 4 + supplement of guided tour € 5)
Regular rate: € 13 (entrance ticket 8 € + supplement of guided tour € 5)
Requires prior registration: firstname.lastname@example.org; +351 21 923 73 00
21 923 73 00 (working days from 09:30 am to 6:30 pm)
Address: Rua Visconde de Monserrate, 2710-405 Sintra
N 38 ° 47 ‘37.7082 “,
W 9 ° 25 ‘12.8172 “