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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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  • I was apprehensive at first thinking this would be just another castle with ordinary castle garden. I was blown away by everything about this castle, architecture & its castle garden landscape. Every....  more
    I was apprehensive at first thinking this would be just another castle with ordinary castle garden. I was blown away by everything about this castle, architecture & its castle garden landscape. Every....  more »
  • The coolest place. Feels like a Bond villain lair with so many secrets and cool hidden facts. We got a guided tour from a tours company so that we could hear all the stories and facts of the place! 
    The coolest place. Feels like a Bond villain lair with so many secrets and cool hidden facts. We got a guided tour from a tours company so that we could hear all the stories and facts of the place!  more »
  • I'd recently seen this place on an episode of "Mysteries of the Abandoned" on Discovery Channel, and couldn't resist seeing for myself. Absolutely worth it! Lots of walking up & down steep hills, but....  more
    I'd recently seen this place on an episode of "Mysteries of the Abandoned" on Discovery Channel, and couldn't resist seeing for myself. Absolutely worth it! Lots of walking up & down steep hills, but....  more »
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  • Lovely estate in the hills outside Sintra. Fascinating that it is more recently constructed than I assumed or than it looks (late 1800s). There are small out-buildings scattered about, giving interest to the complex of paths and scenic points. The Initiation Well was amazing but hard to enjoy due to the crowds. And it's not even high season yet! There's a very nice outdoor cafe there with good food, too!
  • Our favourite place in Sintra (we also went to the Moorish Castle and Pena palace). Easy to get to and can spend hours there, such a beautiful space to explore, with a spooky (in a fun way) history. Felt a bit magical / fairytale-like with all the winding towers and hidden wells and caves. There is also a cafe and toilets (these weren't the nicest but did the job).
  • What a magical place. Center of gracious architecture, full of symbolism about the free masons and the glory of roman Christians. Beautiful building from outside and inside it is a must see. You can easily get lost in its gardens. We highly recommend.
  • Very beautiful park where you can walk. I walked here from the historic centre of Sintra. It was a beautiful walk and once I arrived at Quinta da Regaleira I was amazed. The garden is beautiful and large. There are many walking paths (with height differences), and it is very green. The palace is like a fairy tale. Unfortunately, I did not see the inside of the palace because it was too crowded. There was a long time in the middle of the sun, so I only saw the park. Next time I would definitely visit Quinta da Regaleira again, if only to see the palace from the inside.
  • This isn't like your regular palace visit in Sintra but rather it's a bit more like a wonderland of structures and gardens that blend together to form something more like a magical playground that's quite pleasant to visit for its uniqueness and how it blends with nature. It certainly comes with recommendations from locals as a must visit in Sintra. There's plenty of open spaces to walk around and between each attraction. The initiation well is probably the busiest attraction and you will need to line up to enter and then walk down this quite spectacular fantasy-like structure. Other than that, you can visit and ascend small towers, go inside the various buildings and structures, and even just sit and enjoy the surrounds.

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