Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra
The Quinta da Regaleira (or Regaleira) is located near the centre of Sintra and it's formed by a Palace, a Chapel and gardens with grottos, wells and subterranean areas, built from the end of the 19th century to the eve of the republican revolution in 1910, by a very rich Portuguese man of Brazilian birth, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro and his architect, the Italian Luigi Manini.
Open: Jan/Nov/Dec 10.00-17.30. Feb-May/Oct 10.00-18.30. Jun-Sep 10.00-20.00
Free: Auto-guide with a map - any time during opening hours
Guded Tours: General: 11.00/12.30/14.30/16.00. Thematic: Min. 8 pers, max 30 pers.
Special: Min. 16 pers, max 30 pers.
This estate was built between 1904 and 1910. It was designed by an Italian architect; Luigi Manini for a wealthy Brazilian merchant; Antònio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. Here you can visit a palace, built in neo-Manueline style, a chapel and a very beautiful garden with fountains, grottoes, turrets and a lake.
Quinta da Regaleira is located about one km from Sintra Vila.
Amazing and luxurious gardens can be seen if you just take a look at people's gardens. You can notice some ducks on the picture. Vegetation in very rich in the area. This garden is located in front of Quinta da Regaleira.