Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra

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World Heritage Site Quinta da Regaleira boasts romantic architecture and a lush park. Walk through the park and past lakes, wells, fountains, and statues. The palace, which was completed in 1910 and nicknamed the Palace of Monteiro the millionaire for its former owner, is the work of Italian architect Luigi Manini using Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline influences. Notice the palace's gargoyles and octagonal tower, among other distinctive attributes, as well as its intricate, multi-level chapel. Take in views of the Castle of Moors and Pena Palace. For Quinta da Regaleira and beyond, use our Sintra vacation builder app to get the most from your Sintra vacation.
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  • This place has a great garden with towers, tunnels, fountains and more, where you can get lost taking pictures and enjoying the place. The house was ok, but the upper level (which seemed the most inte...  more »
  • Simply unique! This is a special place with a lot of history, a dip in a magical world. Recommend a visit to the well and its underground routes Initiatory. Go in the cave of the labyrinth and finalize in the Palace, a work of art with its beautifully carved ceilings, doors, anyway ... Worth much the ride!
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  • Quinta da Regaleira is a 19TH-century property with huge gardens with inspired structures in the middle ages (with towers, stone buildings, statues and the like), one of the most charming and intriguing places the garden is the Initiatic Pit, said it was used in rituals of Freemasonry. Is an inverted tower with stairs and exits at the top (garden) in the middle and at the end of the shaft. These last two connect with caves and caverns that go out to various parts of the garden. Lots of fun.
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  • Loved the place! This was my third visit and every time I discover more hidden places! I recommend to pay for the guided tour! Very very interesting! And the gardens are so pretty and wild.. I really recommend to visit this place that is pretty reachable even if you don't have a car and don't want to pay for the bus! Is 30 minutes of relaxed walk from the train station (direct trains from Lisbon!)
  • A magical place, almost fairy-tale like. Can easily spend a full day here with friends of family, exploring every nook and cranny. So many hidden stairs, passages, even a secret entrance in a cave leading to a very special fountain. Only 6€ for self guided tour. Not to miss in a sunny day.
  • If you're into eclectic spots with a subterranean maze-like cavern system and you have a few hours to spare - this is a great spot. Fun to try to decipher all the artwork and stone crafts spread around the place. Keep an eye out for "foreign" gods and objects. :) Oh, that subterranean tower truly is as amazing as it looks in the pictures.
  • The best place I visited in the area. You can spend the whole day there easily. So many things to see and do. Everything is beautiful and well taken care. Worth the visit.
  • The only thing I can say is WOW! It is a very impressive castle and by itself is wonderful. The gardens and all the caves you can walk and explore, you feel like in a movie, when you start going down and into secret passages. Do go with time, since you can be there walking on the gardens for 3 hours and after you can see the main house that is also very nice and well kept.

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