Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells

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  • Address: Sintra 2710-567, Portugal
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +35121-9106656
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells - Review

The Regaleira Palace is a huge, highly ornate structure and one that would put Downton Abbey to shame.

Built in the early 20th century, Quinta Da Regaleira is the result and manifestation of its owner’s wild imagination and the handiwork of a gifted Italian architect. Carvalho Monteiro wanted to use the 10 acres of land to create a place that resonated his deep interest in alchemy, the Free Masonry, Rosicrucians and Knights Templars. The millionaire and his architect sought inspirations from different time periods from Romans to the Renaissances to design the Regaleira Palace and surrounding dense forest. 

The Palace has a rather otherworldly quality to it. The 5 different floors of the building were systematically allocated to servant’s rooms, kitchen, dining hall, gent’s rooms and ladies rooms. The magnificence of the structure has not yet faded away.

The Regaleira Chapel is a lavishly decorated structure, and one that needs to be admired first hand. The walls, stained glass windows, and ceiling depict beautiful, religious motifs. Look out for beautifully painted floors of the Chapel.

A considerable number of tunnels, grottoes and wells form a prominent feature of the Park landscape. These include Leda’s Cave, Labyrinthic Grotto.

A tourist magnet and a point of fascination for thousands of visitors, the Initiation Wells of Quinta Da Regaliera are an underground miracle! These are a pair of wells that go well below the ground level and were actually used for secretive initiation riotes. Also known as Inverted Towers, these stairs are built on the 'Winding Stair' architecture which imply to the death/rebirth allegory common to hermetic traditions.The tunnels serve as a link between the ceremonial wells that have been designed in the Tarot mysticism tradition. The beauty of these wells is just as magical as the powers associated with them.

Children will especially enjoy the bewildering design of the grottos and turrets. The air of sorcery at the Quinta da Regaleira is quite evident.

Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells Information

  • Visitors under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Palace and Park areas are not suitable for use of wheelchairs or pushchairs.
  • If you are interested to explore the tunnels and caves at this attraction, it is advisable to carry along a flashlight.
  • To get to Quinta da Regaleira, first take bus 434 and get down at ‘Sintra Turismo’. From here take the Villaexpress 435. It is also possible to walk to the Regaleira from Sintra Turismo.

Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells Ticket Prices

  • Guided tours and other activities at Quinta da Regaleira are not included in the ticket price.
  • Children under 8 are permitted free entry.
  • Discounts are available for children (9-14), students, senior citizens and family groups.

How To reach Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Take bus 434 and Villaexpress 435.

Restaurants Near Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells

  • Restaurante Seteais
  • Village Cafe
  • Restaurante Tulhas
  • Restaurante Alcobaca

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  • Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells Address: Sintra 2710-567, Portugal
  • Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells Contact Number: +35121-9106656
  • Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells Timing: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells Price: 6 EUR
  • Best time to visit Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Sintra include Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells in their plan

  • 82.07% of people start their Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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  • Simply amazing. One of the most incredible park I've seen in my life. It is so special that it is impossible to properly describe the place, the atmosphere or the view. It should be highlighted as as a must see for everybody going to Portugal. The palace is nice as well but not even comparable to the magnificence of the park surrounding the building. Getting lost on the surface and below is a magical experience.

  • 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.

  • ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! "Quinta da Regaleira" is simply a MUST if you are nearby Sintra or in Lisbon, the entrance ticket is cheap (6€), and the place is just HUGE, the nature is breathtaking and buildings and statues are incredibly beautiful and detailed... There are also a lot of caves, underground tunnels and even a cafe, you can easily spend the whole afternoon here and get some incredible pictures! I couldn't recommend it more, is worth every cent!

  • This place is made up of the stuff of dreams. Absolute magic as you walk through the winding paths and nooks created by stones, caves, and lush greenery. The architecture is exquisite and the grounds make you feel like you're in Alice and Wonderland. Make sure you have at least a few hours to explore, you don't want to be rushed.

  • Pure magic! These grounds are incredible and truly feel like something out of a fairy tale. Towers, caves, ponds, hidden stairways, and gorgeous trees surrounding you, it’s an amazing experience. Ticket is an affordable 6€. Worth it. Bank at least half a day for this as you can truly get caught up in the place and lose track of time. Don’t leave without seeing the initiation well!

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