To commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of King Ferdinand II, an original and highly unusual site-specific contemporary art exhibition is currently taking place within Sintra's verdant Parque da... Read More
To commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of King Ferdinand II, an original and highly unusual site-specific contemporary art exhibition is currently taking place within Sintra's verdant Parque da Pena, recognised by Unesco as a cultural landscape (the King created the grounds in 1838). Called Point of View, the exhibition brings together ten artists of various nationalities who were tasked with creating a series of installations, all strategically placed at different points around the park. To symbolise the relationship between humankind and nature each work incorporates natural materials found within the park's boundaries. By following the park's meandering footpaths visitors can view the installations at leisure. Information panels naming the artist responsible and the materials used are placed at their locations. Point of View enjoys a stunning location, designed as it is under the shadow of the magnificent Palácio Nacional da Pena.
- Outdoor Activities: "The exhibition runs for one year, until May 2017. During this time no maintenance work will be carried out on the installations, thus allowing nature to slowly degrade and eventually "reclaim" the pieces as a natural process of evolution. So, catch up with Point of View before Mother Nature does."
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Already a popular visitor attraction for outdoors enthusiasts, Parque da Pena is also a canvas for an ingenious contemporary art project.