Quinta da Regaleira tickets and tours
Discover the the grand palace and lush gardens of Quinta da Regaleira, imagined by Italian opera-set designer Luigi Manini with Brazillian millionaire...
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Discover the the grand palace and lush gardens of Quinta da Regaleira, imagined by Italian opera-set designer Luigi Manini with Brazillian millionaire António Carvalho Monteiro. Located a short 40 minutes outside of Lisbon in the hillside town of Sintra you'll find a romantic property spread over 9 acres, holding an extravagant estate, luxurious gardens, lakes, grottoes and hidden mysterious symbols of the Knights Templar.
Once a small summer retreat owned by Baroness de Regaleira in the 1840’s, the grounds were converted into a palatial home known as "The Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire." Constructed from 1904 to 1910, the new interiors boasted carved fireplaces, frescos and Venetian-glass mosaics. Perched into a hillside, the millionare’s estate was erected in the neo-Manueline style, reviving the forms of late-Gothic architecture in Portugal with the help of stonemasons from Coimbra.