The management of Natural and Cultural Heritage                       by      Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua SA         ...
1995Cultural Landscape of SintraWorld Heritage Site
Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, S.A.A public equity company created in 2000 for the conservation of the CulturalLandscap...
Properties under the management of Parques de Sintra3
Park and Royal Palace of                   Pena    Convent: XVI century            Palace: 1840
Moorish Castle
Royal Palace of Pena and Moorish Castle                   Moorish Castel
Park and Palace of Monserrate
Capuchos Convent – the Cork Convent                         XVI century
Royal Palace of Sintra
Royal Palace of Sintra
Royal Palace of Sintra
Royal Palace of Queluz
Royal Palace of Queluz
Portuguese School of Equestrian Art
Parques de Sintra is a management model                     unique in Portugal• The equity (capital) is exclusively public...
Visits 2011 - 90% foreigners                     +10,4%                                                                   ...
Mission              To understand                  protect                  restore                 maintain             ...
To acomplish this mission Parque de Sintra                 develops   a wide range of works and activities
Palace of Monserrate
Palace of Monserrate – Technical gallery
Palace of Monserrate             Library
Palace of Monserrate             Library
Rose Garden (Park of Monserrate) – 2011
Rose Garden (Park of Monserrate) – 2011
Chalet of the Countess of Edla (1865-69)
2007 – Chalet after the fire of 1999
Chalet of the Countess of Edla
Restoration of the Garden of the Countess of Edla – 2007
Restoration of the Garden of the Countess of Edla – 2011
Restoration of the Garden of the Countess of Edla – 2011
Moorish Castle – Archaelogical excavations – 2011
Moorish Castle – Archaelogical excavations – 2011
Restoration of stained glass – Palace of Pena
Tapada D. Fernando II – Restoration of paths (2010)
Tapada D. Fernando II – Restoration of paths (2011)
Park of Pena – Gatekeeper’s house of Lagos
Park of Pena – Gatekeeper’s house of Lagos
Park of Pena – Greenhouse
Park of Pena – Greenhouse Park of Pena – Greenhouse
School programmes
2011 – Events – lakes of Monserrate
Strategy for economical sustainability Virtuous circle: restore parks and palaces and create new poles of     interest, to...
The people   A diversified heritage requires diversified competences and skills• Parques de Sintra has a young, competent ...
The method  For each type of work and conditions the best approach is chosen:                      in-house or out-source•...
A weak pointThe local economy, which is totally dependent on the scenario provided by the      parks and monuments of the ...
Is the model of Parques de Sintra applicable elsewhere?                    Yes if it involves the management of• Attractiv...
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A presentation of the organization called 'Parques de Sintra' - located in the area of Sintra, Portugal - and of the area of activity of this organization, of its ownership and of its goals and missions, alongside examples of what has been accomplished so far.

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EUROPA NOSTRA FORUM 'SAVING EUROPE'S ENDANGERED HERITAGE' - Antonio Lamas

  1. 1. The management of Natural and Cultural Heritage by Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua SA António Lamas SAVING EUROPES ENDANGERED HERITAGE Spotlight on Portugal 1.06.2012
  2. 2. 1995Cultural Landscape of SintraWorld Heritage Site
  3. 3. Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, S.A.A public equity company created in 2000 for the conservation of the CulturalLandscape of SintraShareholders Ministry of Environment 36% Ministry of Culture 34% Tourism of Portugal 15% Municipality of Sintra 15%
  4. 4. Properties under the management of Parques de Sintra3
  5. 5. Park and Royal Palace of Pena Convent: XVI century Palace: 1840
  6. 6. Moorish Castle
  7. 7. Royal Palace of Pena and Moorish Castle Moorish Castel
  8. 8. Park and Palace of Monserrate
  9. 9. Capuchos Convent – the Cork Convent XVI century
  10. 10. Royal Palace of Sintra
  11. 11. Royal Palace of Sintra
  12. 12. Royal Palace of Sintra
  13. 13. Royal Palace of Queluz
  14. 14. Royal Palace of Queluz
  15. 15. Portuguese School of Equestrian Art
  16. 16. Parques de Sintra is a management model unique in Portugal• The equity (capital) is exclusively public• Manages a very diverse natural and cultural heritage located within a limited perimeter• The managed Heritage is of the highest value (World Heritage)• Does not receive contributions from the State Budget• Revenues come solely from: entrance tickets, cafeterias, shops and letting of spaces for events• Whenever possible applies for subsides from Portuguese or European funds
  17. 17. Visits 2011 - 90% foreigners +10,4% 1,068,261 967,600 887,025 860,520 778,589 649,791608,090 597,156 571,722 593,732 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 53% of the Cultural Tourism in Sintra 2nd cultural tourist attraction in Portugal
  18. 18. Mission To understand protect restore maintain divulgeopen to public fruition the managed heritage satisfy visitors
  19. 19. To acomplish this mission Parque de Sintra develops a wide range of works and activities
  20. 20. Palace of Monserrate
  21. 21. Palace of Monserrate – Technical gallery
  22. 22. Palace of Monserrate Library
  23. 23. Palace of Monserrate Library
  24. 24. Rose Garden (Park of Monserrate) – 2011
  25. 25. Rose Garden (Park of Monserrate) – 2011
  26. 26. Chalet of the Countess of Edla (1865-69)
  27. 27. 2007 – Chalet after the fire of 1999
  28. 28. Chalet of the Countess of Edla
  29. 29. Restoration of the Garden of the Countess of Edla – 2007
  30. 30. Restoration of the Garden of the Countess of Edla – 2011
  31. 31. Restoration of the Garden of the Countess of Edla – 2011
  32. 32. Moorish Castle – Archaelogical excavations – 2011
  33. 33. Moorish Castle – Archaelogical excavations – 2011
  34. 34. Restoration of stained glass – Palace of Pena
  35. 35. Tapada D. Fernando II – Restoration of paths (2010)
  36. 36. Tapada D. Fernando II – Restoration of paths (2011)
  37. 37. Park of Pena – Gatekeeper’s house of Lagos
  38. 38. Park of Pena – Gatekeeper’s house of Lagos
  39. 39. Park of Pena – Greenhouse
  40. 40. Park of Pena – Greenhouse Park of Pena – Greenhouse
  41. 41. School programmes
  42. 42. 2011 – Events – lakes of Monserrate
  43. 43. Strategy for economical sustainability Virtuous circle: restore parks and palaces and create new poles of interest, to attract more visitors and generate more revenues• Conduct restorations in the sight of visitors: "open for works"• Provide better services to visitors• Inform and communicate• Monitor the satisfaction of visitors
  44. 44. The people A diversified heritage requires diversified competences and skills• Parques de Sintra has a young, competent and motivated team• A wide range of specialized teams allows fast answers to newrequirements• A multiplicity of works may be difficult to manage but allows the accumulation of experience
  45. 45. The method For each type of work and conditions the best approach is chosen: in-house or out-source• The technical team: •defines the project and work requirements •conducts the procurement process •manages the contracts and supervises the execution of works• The dimension of each contract must be compatible with the capacity of supervision of the technical team
  46. 46. A weak pointThe local economy, which is totally dependent on the scenario provided by the parks and monuments of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, does not contribute to its maintenance
  47. 47. Is the model of Parques de Sintra applicable elsewhere? Yes if it involves the management of• Attractive heritage• Diverse heritage - natural and cultural• Located within a manageable distance• With sufficient Scale to justify several specialized teams

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