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Review of Quinta da Regaleira

Quinta da Regaleira
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Regaleira Experience
Ranked #1 of 68 things to do in Sintra
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and built at the turn of the 20th century, this romantic architectural complex is comprised of a Palace, a Chapel, and gardens with grottos.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

One man's crazy dream complete with underground tunnels leading to an esoterically designed underground turret, beautiful gardens and a picturesque, if expensive restaurant.a beautiful day out(and in). Only thing to mention is that the house itself is mostly filled with an exhibition and has the upper floor windows boarded up. We would have loved to see those windows opened. Also, tantalisingly, from the highest turret roof terrace of the house you can see a fully equipped alchemist's laboratory(cue mad scientist like images!) but you can not actually go inside it. This place is unique.

Visited August 2014
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Tempe, Arizona
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“Go stop by Sintra because it's beautiful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Came here because of Number 2. (http://imgur.com/gallery/qtIIW). I have no regrets. The place was like Alice in Wonderland - Disneyland Haunted Mansion - with a view! Bring a flashlight if you can or use your phone. That's all I will say. There's guided tours but I walked it myself. Great view of the city. Very green and very hilly.

Visited July 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
“Fun for adults, a must if you have kids with you”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

There's so many places to check out in Sintra it can be hard to decide how to prioritize, especially on the standard day tip. Quinta Da Regaleira was our last stop of the day and although we were low on energy, I'm very glad we went. The house is smaller than the palaces of Sintra and Pena, and the garden is nothing like the vast estate at Pena but there's tons to explore. I think kids especially would delight in the gardens (more so than the house itself) with the myriad of underground passageways, grottoes, nooks and crannies and tunnels. Super fun!

Visited May 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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“Good for families with children - a mediocre attraction for adults”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

The park of Quinta Da Regaleira proved to be much less than what I had expected reading all the praises of it. The park itself was much smaller and slightly more artificial and less enigmatic than I imagined. It is definitely a fun place for kids and may be even for teenagers, but I would say that if there is a shortage of time, there is no question about which park to chose - Pena's park is much more pleasant and interesting from my point of view than that of Regaleira. So, it is a good attraction but definitely second to Pena Park (for me), unless you are a child.

Visited July 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

You step through the gates into a magical world both inside and out, The imagination, creativity, workmanship and details are nothing I have experienced in one place like this before. The plans for every aspect of the house and gardens are exquisitely detailed and are perfectly brought to life. Having access to the whole creative process from plan to reality was awe inspiring, a creative genius.
There are lots of small rooms and winding staircases inside the house with pictures and books depicting its creation, the library is a particularly interesting space.
The gardens are a return to childhood and adventure, take a torch for some of the grottoes and get lost in your imagination. Some of the paths and staircases can bee a bit tricky for the mobile, you won't be exploring much if you have a buggy with you.
An amazing experience i'm so pleased I didn't miss, worth visiting Sintra for this alone.

Visited July 2014
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