Quinta da Regaleira

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Basic info

Type of attraction

Palace & Park

Portuguese name

Quinta da Regaleira


Quinta da Regaleira, 9, 2710-567 Sintra


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How to visit


Palace & Gardens
Adult (18 to 64): 12,00€
Young (6 to 17): 7,00€
Senior (65 to 79): 7,00€

Free access
  • Children under 6
  • Seniors over 80
Opening times

October – March
10 am – 6:30 pm (daily)

April – September
10 am – 7:30 pm (daily)

Last admission: 5:30 pm

Closing days

December 24, 25, 31 & January 1


Quinta da Regaleira, 9, 2710-567 Sintra

Public transports

Lisboa > Sintra:
Train (CP) – Sintra Line

Sintra (train station) > Quinta da Regaleira:
Bus 1253


22 min. walk form Sintra train station.

More details

  • Regaleira Palace: the front is notable for its octagonal tower and Gothic pinnacles. José da Fonseca was entrusted with the extravagant decoration.
  • Regaleira Tower: decorated with allusions to the Portuguese discoveries in a Manueline style.
  • Chapel of the Holy Trinity: finely adorned with stuccos, frescoes (depictions of Teresa of Ávila and Saint Anthony) and stain glass windows (a representation of the miracle of Our Lady of Nazaré).
  • Tunnels: mystery deepens with this network of tunnels, with numerous access points. For instances: the Labyrinthic Grotto, the Eastern Grotto, the Leda’s Cave.
  • Initiation Wells: it reminds subterranean towers with encircling staircases. Allegedly employed for ritualistic functions. Feature some symbolic elements conjecturally related with the Templars, Freemasons and the Rosicrucians.
  • Platform of Gods: consisting of nine statues of Greco-Roman gods.
  • Lakes and Fountains: the water element is an important feature in Regaleira as shown by the Waterfall Lake, the Fount of Abundance and the Ibis Fountain.
  • Aquarium: an artifcial lake built to seem naturally nestled in a bulky rock.

1840 – The property, already called Quinta da Regaleira, but far from its current features, is acquired by Ermelinda Allen de Almeida. She later gained the title of 1st Baroness of Regaleira.

1892 – The property is purchased by António Augusto de Carvalho Monteiro.

1898 – Luigi Manini starts designing the Quinta of Regaleira. His project incorporates a blend of various influences (Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Manueline) and esoteric elements.

1904-1910 – Construction of the main buildings and architectural and landscape attractions of Quinta da Regaleira.

1945 – Waldemar d’Orey, the new owner of Quinta da Regaleira, commissions restoration works.

1987 – Under the ownership of Aoki Corporation, the property is kept closed.

1997 – Sintra Town Council acquires the estate. It is classified as Property of Public Interest.

the surroundings

  • Villa Sassetti (500 m)
  • Liberty Park (1,1 km)
  • Palácio da Pena (2,2 km)
  • Museu das Artes de Sintra (2,2 km)
  • Cafe and Restaurant (in Quinta da Regaleira)
  • Fatto da Cláudio Coelho (500 m)
  • Restaurante Palácio de Seteais (550 m)
  • Tulhas (1 km)

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