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Penhas do Marmeleiro Urban Park

Rua Marquês de Pombal

In order to value the space on the bordering area of Parque Natural Sintra - Cascais (Sintra-Cascais Natural Park), the Parque Urbano das Penhas do Marmeleiro (Penhas do Marmeleiro Urban Park), in Murches, recovers the visual relationship between the Serra de Sintra (Sintra Mountain), Ribeira das Vinhas and Penhas do Marmeleiro.

Developed by the municipality and executed by SANEST – Saneamento da Costa do Estoril, S.A., the project to recover the space of four hectares has given continuity to the use of the characteristics offered by Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais (Sintra-Cascais Natural Park), adapting the land of Penhas do Marmeleira to the needs for leisure and the population's contact with nature.

The intervention allowed the creation of a pedestrian walkway on wooden platforms that run across the entire terrain, minimising the effects of natural slopes and facilitating access to certain areas where the landscape is now available to visitors.

In addition to the circulation of pedestrians, the passage will be open to bicycles, allowing a link between the footpaths and cycle paths, starting in Cascais and ending in Serra de Sintra (Sintra Mountain).

The recovery of this area, punished for years by the illegal bumping of rubble, was based on a logic of integrating these materials into the landscape through their modelling with agglomerated stone and with the annual lining of herbaceous plants and the planting of trees.

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