Park and Palace of Monserrate: The Fairy Dwelling

$ 12,82 per person

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Park and Palace of Monserrate: The Fairy Dwelling

$ 12,82 per person

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  • 1h 30min
  • 147 stories
  • 1km distance
  • 27 stops

Waltz in the Park and Palace of Monserrate with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into one of the most iconic landmarks of Sintra. Start your tour from the entrance of Monserrate to uncover its intriguing history, then delve into the secrets of Vathek’s Arch and Beckford’s Waterfall, and continue on to explore the majestic palace and its exotic gardens!

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Park and Palace of Monserrate with a captivating audio tour on your phone.
* * Ticket/entrance fee to the Park and Palace of Monserrate is not included.

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The Waterfall

Beckford’s waterfall benefits from the rainy season: Water accumulates here at the waterfall and then runs along through the gardens and across the property. In fact, several water mines in the quinta work as a rainwater irrigation system. We will meet the stream that is fed by this waterfall a little later! Do you see the tree standing atop the waterfall? That’s a strawberry tree, or Chorleywood, a native Mediterranean tree that is abundant in Portugal and bears fruit all year long. Around it are several pine trees and one cork tree, which are also native to the area. On the lake you might be able to spot some water lilies, royal ferns and ginger lilies.

Ana Santos

Ana is an art historian, tour guide and creative writer from the city of Almada, Portugal, with a Bachelor Degree in Art History and a Post-Graduate Degree in Museum Studies. She has collected an assortment of random facts about the country and is glad to share them with the world.

Inclusions and Exclusions


  • Self-guided audio tour on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration, and maps) to avoid roaming charges


  • Entrance ticket to the Park and Palace of Monserrate
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location


Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, 2710-405 Sintra

Directions to starting point

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of the Park and Palace of Monserrate (Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, 2710-405 Sintra, Portugal). The easiest way to get there is by taking the hop-on bus 435, called the Villa Express, which stops directly at the entrance (Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, 2710-405 Sintra, Portugal). The tour ends at the exact location, the entrance/exit of Monserrate, which is the same entrance from which you started. Nearby, you can also find the Pq Monserrate (Palácio de Monserrate) bus stop

Important information

Recommended visiting hours

Open – Close
09:30 AM — 06:00 PM


Open – Close
09:00 AM — 07:00 PM


Know before you book

  • Please consider that the Park and Palace of Monserrate admission fees are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included.
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • The course of the visit may be modified, and special restrictions may be imposed. The visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the site.”
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well.
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB).
  • Park and Palace of Monserrate are partly wheelchair accessible.

Know before you go

  • Please note that your (name of the marketplace) Voucher is not your entry ticket. Admission fees are not included in this product.
  • The mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). To fully enjoy your audio tour, download it on your smartphone prior to your visit.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on accessing and downloading your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones.
  • Entry to the site with dangerous items or accompanied by animals is not permitted.
  • Bringing food products and smoking are not allowed on the site.
  • During the hot summer months, wearing a hat and using sunscreen is highly recommended.
  • Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes.

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!


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