Quinta da Regaleira

sights / Architecture

Quinta da Regaleira information

Location
Sintra , Portugal
Address
Rua Barbosa du Bocage
More information
www.regaleira.pt
Prices
adult/child €6/3
Opening hours
10am-8pm high season, shorter hours in low season
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This magical villa and gardens is a neo-Manueline extravaganza, dreamed up by Italian opera-set designer, Luigi Manini, under the orders of Brazilian coffee tycoon, António Carvalho Monteiro, aka 'Monteiro dos Milhões' ('Moneybags Monteiro'). The villa is surprisingly homely inside, despite its ferociously carved fireplaces, frescoes and Venetian-glass mosaics. Keep an eye out for mythological and Knights Templar symbols.