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. Use our Sintra travel itinerary maker to visit Quinta da Regaleira on your trip to Sintra, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The most spectacular site of Sintra undoubtedly for me. I recommend visiting it or walk away from the town using the bus. We can deliver the car to there, and had it difficult to climb because the road is narrow and usually have enough traffic on average tomorrow.
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  • August 19, 2017
    We spent here a hot morning literally hiding from the sun under the trees and in the tunnels! Magnificent place to spend your day enjoying this masterpiece! I would recommend to reserve good 2-3 hours...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Could not miss this magical garden without going through its amazing caves. A funny and unforgettable moment for all the family! To do!
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  • This place is amazing. There are several tunnels that take you to different parts of the domain. The tunnels are dimly lit or even dark and a lot of fun to explore. The upper floors of the main house were closed during our visit, but it's still worth the visit. The interior is quite impressive! The dishes at the cafetaria are OK for their price. Service is fast and friendly.
  • Marvelous property. Great for a two-three hour walk in the park setting with observation towers, underground passages, fountains and statues. I managed to come here twice during one day - on my own and then with family. The tickets are just 6 euros per person.
  • It is worth every cent of your entrance fee. Don't spare your money and go. You will need at least 2 hours to see everything there. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a bottle of water per person.
  • I cannot put in words how beautiful this place is. The palais is amazing, but please take your time to visit the mystic gardens, with its system of grottos and wells. The obvious favourite is the Initiation Well, but be there early for great pictures
  • Really nice and surprising place. I've never seen caves and wells like in this place. Amazing, unavoidable

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Where to stay in Sintra

For quick and easy access to Sintra's array of authentic buildings and historical sites, stay in the town's World Heritage-listed center perched atop a hill. By staying in the midst of the action, you'll be within walking distance of most of the town's main sights and you'll avoid the challenging parking situation that day-trippers and those staying further outside of the city face. For a real authentic experience, check into one of the many small boutique hotels, guesthouses, or hostels tucked in among the city's winding streets and 19th-century architecture, many of which sit high on the rugged slope near the national palace in mainly residential areas.
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