Quinta da Regaleira
- Rua Barbosa du Bocage E of Sintra
- 219 106 650
- adult/under 14yr/concession €6/3/4
- 10am-8pm Apr-Sep, to 6.30pm Feb-Mar & Oct, to 5.30pm Nov-Jan
Lonely Planet review for Quinta da Regaleira
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, frescos and Venetian glass mosaics. Keep an eye out for mythological and Knights Templar symbols.