QUINTA OF REGALEIRA
The Quinta of Regaleira is one of the most surprising of all Sintra’s monuments.
Located on the outskirts of the town, it was built between the years 1904 to 1910, in the last days of the Portuguese monarchy.
This romantic property formerly belonging to the Viscondessa da Regaleira, was acquired and enlarged by António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920) as his favourite country estate. His vast fortune earned him the nickname of Monteiro dos Milhões, (Moneybags Monteiro).
He commissioned this unique project of house and landscape from the Italian set-designer and architect Luigi Manini (1848-1936) whose genius, along with the mastery of sculptors, stonemasons, craftsmen who had formerly Palace Hotel do Buçaco, created this magical place.
*TICKETS PRICE: (Free Tours)
Individual ticket: (18 to 64 years) – 8 euros
Minors ticket (6 to 17 years) - 5 euros
Sénior ticket (>65 years, proof of age must be shown) – 5 euros
Child ticket (<5 years) - free
*Prices are subject to alterations without prior notice, please confirm prices in the official website and for combined tickets.
Visit in the Tours:
01 October - 31 March:
9.30am. to 6.00pm.
Last admission at 5.00pm.
01 April - 30 September:
9.30am. to 8.00pm.
Last admission at 7.00pm.
Closed 24 and 25 December.
If you are doing the visit on your own, purchase the ticket with the Regaleira Guide included, it costs €12 per person. Those extra 4 euros will make all the difference: in the route to take, in the history and myths of the place and they will reveal some of the secrets of this society. Otherwise it becomes just a pretty garden with stunning structures. Check the schedule for the guided visits here.