Quinta da Regaleira
Offers a variety of outdoor excursions, including canoeing, rafting, mountain-biking and jeep tours. Call ahead for times and prices.
Palácio Nacional de Sintra
The star of Sintra-Vila is this palace, with its iconic twin conical chimneys and lavish interior. The whimsical interior is a mix of...
Castelo dos Mouros
Soaring 412m above sea level, this mist-enshrouded ruined castle looms high above the surrounding forest. When the clouds peel away, the...
Fonte da Pipa
A tiled bar, this has craggy, cave-like rooms and comfy seats. A Sintra mainstay.
This converted grain warehouse is dark, tiled and quaint, with wrought-iron chandeliers and a relaxed, cosy atmosphere. It’s rightfully...
Rua Barbosa du Bocage · interesting places nearby
Quinta da Regaleira information
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.