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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  • Impossible to describe. Like being in a Harry Potter scenario. Romantic and misterious areas. Not possible to describe ,you must see it by your own eyes 
  • A place for which I rode in Sintra. Quinta da Regaleira. This is another little castle. This distinguishes it from the other well. The Well Of Initiation. It consists of nine levels of Latgale nine circles of hell, purgatory and paradise. At the bottom and in the middle of a spiral staircase there are underground paths which can be passed only with a flashlight-long underground tunnels leading to different parts of the garden. Here and extraordinarily beautiful arches, and a spiral staircase, and stone walls, and underground tunnels. The place is really unusual!
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  • A must visit trip if you staying in Lisbon. Went with two boys 12&8 who aren't great walkers but there are so many tunnels, nooks and crannies and mini towers that the boys loved!!! Took us approx two...  more »
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  • A great attraction in Sintra! Definitely worth the visit! I loved walking around and getting lost in the different places. I give it 4* just because I think they could keep it in a better state. The aquarium is just a dirty glass tank for example. I would rather pay a bit more but see it in a nicer state. Feels like an abandoned place of former glory... sad
  • The most gorgeous garden I've ever seen! The palace itself is also wonderful. For the admission price of 6 euro I've had three hours of pure joy, getting lost in secret passages and playing the largest game of Snakes and Ladders in existence!
  • Lovely quiet gardens with grottos and caves and towers aplenty to explore. Plus a house with a few interesting rooms and exhibits. Only 6 EUR to get in which seemed reasonable once you see all there is to see. Much more peaceful than Pena Palace and a lot less hot given the shade of the trees and the underground tunnels. Bare in mind that it's steep in parts, and the ground uneven so I would not recommend a pushchair/stroller and I'd advise good shoes (closed unless you don't mind your feet getting dirty!).
  • One of the best places I visited in my life, and all this for a very acceptable price. All the spots from the beautiful waterfalls, gardens and buildings to the mysterious caves and wells. Several places give off a mystical and unnatural aura, which meets with all the history of the place. An absolute must if you are visiting or passing through Sintra.
  • Beautiful gardens with tunnels, caves, walls and turrets. Initiatic well was beautiful. Some of the underground tunnels are lit, at least part way. Bring a torch or your phone for light! There is a small cafe for snacks, a restaurant and a castle you can walk through. I had a lovely time here and definitely recommend it.