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Initiation Well at Quinta da Regaleira

Open Now: 09:30 - 19:00
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Most interesting stairs

Stairs to the sky in the middle of the forest. A beautiful place to check on your list To do in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Claudia H
So cool

Absolutely worth the trip to Quinta Da Regaleira to see the well. Modest entry fee and amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stairs to the sky in the middle of the forest. A beautiful place to check on your list To do in Sintra.

Thank Claudia H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely worth the trip to Quinta Da Regaleira to see the well. Modest entry fee and amazing grounds.

Thank JHRedSox
Reviewed 3 days ago

You have probably seen this on so many places on the internet! It is really interesting going here. Is is not so easy to find it in the park, but it is worth. Anyhow, I found other places in the park just as nice as...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This site was absolutely stunning. Of course the well was the feature but the whole property was so relaxed and beautiful. Great for photographers! Allow a fair bit of time because it’s easy to get lost.

Thank Elke M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed it so much, we walk down twice. It's easy to miss because there are two gigantic slab rocks that disguise the entrance. Just look for the sign in front of it or see where people are going.

Thank Marcia74
Reviewed 1 week ago

This World Heritage Site at Quinta da Regaleira contains a fascinating structure. It is essentially an underground tower lined inside with winding stairs going down into a labyrinth of exits. One exit leads to a waterfall and you need to use stepping stones to cross...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit, for kids as well. We thought it was better than the Pena Palace, less crowds, and more authentic.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the guided tour of Quinta da Regaleira which added a lot of meaning to the initiation Well. It does get crowded but take your time and enjoy the experience. Start at the top and walk down. Taking photos up and down. At the...More

Thank L_K1509
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to be, worth walking to the base of the well, in order to get a better understanding of the complex. Get your map once entering the premise and you will find your way in.

Thank Johnmir13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So fascinating descending into the well and then through the tunnels to the waterfall. Not claustrophobic at all and fine for families to do. Do read up about the well before-hand so you understand the history. This part was a little busy, but not overbearing....More

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20 July 2018|
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Response from Anna Å | Reviewed this property |
Think that there are toilets near exit. Go when it’s not to hot. A lot of people, bu the park is big.
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Response from Joanna K | Reviewed this property |
It surely depends on the season. We were there in the morning & it wasn’t crowded, at noon there were quite a lot of people. The positive thing is that the whole place is so big that it does not actually matter whether there... More
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