Quinta da Regaleira is one of the magnificent buildings that tower above the historic centre of Sintra, about 30 minutes from Lisbon.
This particular building, which looks as if it came straight out of a fairytale, was Brazilian millionaire Carvalho Monteiro’s vision, which was realised in the 20th century.
Apart from the impressive building, the grounds (4 hectares in total) are pretty spectacular too. It’s like an enchanted garden with so much to see and experience that it's worth taking the time to wander around. It’s a rather magical place so, on your voyage of discovery, you will come across the Abundance Fountain, tunnels, caves, and grottos, as well as the Initiation Well which, apparently, symbolises rebirth and self-discovery.
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