Cultural offerings will be free in Sintra until the end of the year

Cultural offerings will be free in Sintra until the end of the year

The Municipality’s gift to its residents to honour 25th anniversary of being a World Heritage Site

This year the Portuguese city of Sintra marks 25 years since its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It also happens to have been an unfortunately difficult year for all. That is why the city administration has decided to treat its residents with a special and pleasant surprise – all of the municipal cultural shows will be offered free of charge until the end of the year.

The special offering begins on 5 October

In total, this means that residents will be able to enjoy 20 concerts, exhibitions, dance and comedy shows free of charge.

"In the year that marks the 25th anniversary of the elevation of Sintra to World Heritage and at a time marked by the resumption of cultural activities throughout the national territory, the municipality decided that the scheduled cultural activity is going to be free for all,", said Basílio Horta, the Mayor of Sintra.

The opening show of this free cultural bonanza will be the return of the Sintra Municipal Orchestra -D. Fernando II, whose first concert will take place at the Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval on 5 October.

Furthermore, during the autumn there will be concerts by artists, such as The Black Mamba, Rui Veloso, Luís Represas and Mario Laginha Trio. Some of the most spectacular venues in the city, such as MU.SA – the Art Museum of Sintra, the Queluz National Palace and churches will host recitals, operas and Baroque music concerts.

There is also something for history fans who will be able to visit a new exhibition at the MASMO (Archeological Museum of St. Miguel de Odrinhas) starting from 4 December.

MU.SA will also grant the possibility of seeing the “Camiliana de Sintra”, a large archival collection of books and documents of one the most prolific Portuguese writers – Camilo Castelo Branco. This collection was recently declared a Cultural Property of Public Interest.



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