Thursday, October 13, 2016

Monserrate Palace For All

The Monserrate Palace in Sintra, will organize a day dedicated to accessibility. During the October 15th   will take place throughout the day guided tours especially geared to the blind, deaf and wheelchair.

Located close to the nervalgic center of Portuguese Romanticism (XIX century), the picturesque village of Sintra. The Monserrate Palace displays its Gothic, Indian and Moorish influences. The building is surounded by a magnficent  garden with plants of various geographies.

Man touching a tree. Credits:Wilson Perreira

This initiative is part of the project "Sintra Parks welcome better" that aims to improve the conditions of access to the Park and Palaces guaranteed universal access to natural heritage and built. "Sintra Parks welcome better" has as partners the Turismo de Portugal, IP (funded 25% of the program) ACAPO (Blind and Partially Sighted Association of Portugal) APS (Portuguese Association of the Deaf) and Salvador Association participating as consultants.

The blind visitors will be able to smell, hear the sounds play botanicals and grope materials of the palace facades. You can also explore the Monserrate Palace Park by wheelchair through equipment helps drive manual wheelchairs. Deaf visitors can also visit the palace with an interpreter of Portuguese Sign Language (LPG).

All these activities have the support of partner associations. Recomenada the use of footwear and appropriate clothing to meteriológicas conditions. The visit may be canceled if weather conditions are adverse, or adapted to the interior of the Palace of Monserrate.

Feel the Heritage (visitors Blind and low vision and people interested)

Location and Time: Monserrate Palace, October, 15th  from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Heritage  in Signs – Portuguese Sign Language (deaf visitors and all people interessed)

Location and Time: Monserrate Palace, October 15th 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Monserrate Gardens without Barriers

Location and Time: Monserrate Palace,  October 15th  11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 Tariff disabled person: 9 € (entrance ticket € 4 + supplement guided visit € 5)

Regular rate: 13 € (entrance ticket € 8 + supplement guided visit € 5)

Requires prior registration:; +351 21 923 73 00

More information

Monserrate Palace:

Address: Rua Visconde. Monserrate, 2710-405 Sintra

GPS coordinates: N 38 ° 47 '37.7082 " W 9 ° 25' 12.8172"

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