The Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, Portugal is an amazing place to visit. The masonic simbols are everywhere, it is believed some rituals took place at the Initiation Well. With a vast garden it is a delight not to miss. Better to go during the week and spend there about 2 hour minimum.

The Masonic Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira (Sintra, Portugal)

This magical villa features intricately carved fireplaces, frescoes and Venetian-glass mosaics—an architectural mashup where enigmatic symbols abound.

Posted by National Geographic Travel on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Quinta da Regaleira

The property was bought in 1840 by the Baroness da Regaleira the daughter of Alfredo Allen, a very wealthy business man from Porto. The estate was then transformed into an elegant summer retreat with the main house and a chapel.

In 1893 it was sold at a public auction by António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920), a man of vast culture. He then added surrounding plots of land giving it the present pentagonal outline of the property boundaries.

Carvalho Monteiro, influenced by the Neo-Manueline style of the time soon dedicated time to the construction of the palace and the chapel from the structural and decorative details of the Pena Palace and the Neo-Manueline architecture style of the Palacio do Buçaco designed by the scenographer-architect Luigi Manini in 1848-1936.

The project was completed in 1911.

The Quinta da Regaleira Palace

Quinta da RegaleiraThe Quinta da Regaleira was purchased in March 1997 by the Sintra Government Town Council.

The Initiation Well

The Portal of the Guardians

To Visit

Contact Information: (+ 351) 21 910 66 50 |
Reservations: (+ 351) 21 910 66 50 |
Address: Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal 2710-567
WARNING: The administrative services are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
These days any subject should be treated with the ticket services in person.
Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra

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Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra 38.795100, -9.396300 Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal