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Hi dear all,

Beckford’s falls

A different view of the famous waterfalls in Moserrate Park, located at Sintra.

William Beckford ordered this waterfall to be constructed between 1794 and 1799. Beckford, a writer who enjoyed great fame at the end of eighteenth century visited Portugal and fell in love with Sintra, where be rented this property Gerard Devisme in 1794. The waterfall and the false cromlech are the best signs of his presence in Monserrate.

Monserrat Park, once one a form of groves and cultures, exists since the end of the eighteenth century.

Throughout turns the Park was owned by different entities that attempted to create a magnificent botanical gardens, unique in its characteristics. Of utmost important on the park development was the first Viscount of Monserrate, Sir Francis Cook, which idealized its contrasting sceneries, thought sinuous paths, ruins, nooks, waterfalls, lakes, insinuating Nature’s domains over Man

The Park of Monserrate is one of the most significant examples of Romantic gardens in Portugal, due to the contributions of its owners and tenants who have successively enriched it since the final years of the 18th century.

Have a nice weekend

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