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“Astounding extravagance.”

Quinta da Regaleira
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Sintra Small-Group Tour from Lisbon with Cabo da Roca and Cascais
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Sintra Full Day Tour: Let the Fairy Tale Begin
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Sintra
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and built at the turn of the 20th century, this romantic architectural complex is comprised of a Palace, a Chapel, and gardens with grottos.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed December 6, 2013

So many trails, pathways, grottoes, pools, and sights one can hardly take it all in. The builder must have had a passel of grand kids who he knew would delight in hiding, exploring, and testing themselves in and around the many crevices, turrets, and "scary" places on the hillside. Be prepared to walk quite a few steep inclines to get the full effect of this beauty. The main house is interesting as well, but the grounds steal the show.

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

There's the carefully planned and executed gardens with some rather uncommon species, there's the impressive architecture of the palace and its richly decorated interiors, there's the small but beautiful chapel, there are the fountains, the lakes, the wells, the statues, the caves and underground passages that connect several parts of the estate (which you can explore freely; just take a flashlight with you) and then there is the mystical significance of it all. To truly understand the place and being able to recognize and admire the uniqueness of Quinta da Regaleira I would really suggest that you take the guided tour. It's not much more expensive than the regular ticket and it can make all the difference.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro, the man who thought up this place & hired the architect/landscape designer was brilliant. Once inside the house doesn't seem as large as from the outside due to smaller rooms. The finishing details are outstanding. The library room seemed to freak people out with its optical illusion! The grounds could keep you entertained for hours. The paths are like a maze. Take time to find the well & it's tunnels. You have to pay close attention to the map . So much to see in Sintra this should be on list. My advise, skip the bus, unless you've already paid, it's only a short walk from the palace in the center of town

Thank John S
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is an incredible place in the herat of Sintra, where you can find many diferent things to do.
Down the stais of a well, wlaking on the stones in the middle of the lake, discover, byways, go inside the caves and visit a palace.

Thank Carlos Renato F
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Nothing individually is amazing, but the combination of garden, tunnels, grottoes, fountains, trees, chapel, etc. is really cool

Thank Zicolinto
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