Situated in the historic center of Sintra, classified World Heritage by UNESCO, Quinta da Regaleira is a place with a mind of its own. Built in the early twentieth century, the taste of Romantic ideas, this fascinating set of buildings, rising abruptly in the middle of dense forest is the result of the realization of dreams, myth magic of its owner, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920) , allied to the talent of the architect-Italian stage designer Luigi Manini (1848-1936).
The imagination of these two unusual personalities conceived the sum revivalist of the most varied artistic trends – with particular emphasis on the Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance – and secondly, the glorification of national history influenced by mythical traditions and esoteric.
Quinta da Regaleira is a place to feel the memory, the landscape, the mysteries. It is necessary to know it, contemplate the scenery of gardens and buildings, admire the Palace of the Millions, true philosophical mansion inspired alchemical, walk through the exotic park, feel Christian spirituality in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, which allows us to go down to the crypt . There is still a fabulous set of turrets that offer breathtaking landscapes, strange corners made of legend and longing, palatial villas of exquisite taste, terraces arranged for consideration of the heavenly world.
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