Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra

4.8
#1 of 11 in Parks in Sintra
#Garden, #Castle, #Must See
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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  • An interesting park with statues, walkways, and beautiful, curated plants. Among the man made structures are two wells with spiral staircases that you can enter and a well preserved hunting lodge. There are even some caves to explore. This is well worth the few euros entrance fee. This whole park includes a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. And parking can be difficult to find. Get there early! There are taxis and tuck-tucks that will take you to the other Sintra attractions.
  • One of the most interesting places I've ever visited - the grounds are expansive, strange and maze-like which felt like a fairytale. I would recommend picking up a map of the grounds on your way in or you may get a little lost and may miss out on some of the very strange and interesting parts of the area. To see the entire area, it took us approximately 3.5 hours as there is a lot to explore and there is a lot of uphill walking involved. I'd give yourself plenty of time to explore. Many beautiful views, tunnels and intricate pathways that were created just for the sake of it. Also a beautiful palace. Very cool.
  • This was such a beautiful property. The gardens were extensive and beautiful with lots of places to explore. I loved the well and the hidden underground caves/tunnels the most. The architecture was also incredibly beautiful with gorgeous tiles, sculptures, and miscellaneous designs. If you're looking for a place to visit in Sintra that's not completely flooded with tourists like Pena or the Moorish Castle, this is definitely the place. Plus it's within walking distance from the historical downtown, so you don't have to pay for the bus!
  • No wonder this place is voted for #1 to-do list in Sintra. On paper, its gardens and buildings might seem to be just another OK place to visit. But the most surprising and unique part of this place is its (dry) wells and connecting underground caves. It provides some interesting feeling of exploration and a bit of sense of magic. And of course, it certainly offers many photogenic points, especially looking up the Pena castle and the Moors castle on the tops of nearby mountains. And some of short history behind this small park's owner is interesting, too.
  • An awesome place to spend a full day. Plenty of small interesting adventurous discoveries and surprises. Even with a stellar tunnel system. A place build with true mystery. A park designed to become inspired and lost in. You will not regret to visit this place. Are you into role-playing games and stuff this is a sure MUST. Place where stories are born.
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