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Quinta da Regaleira - Sintra

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Quinta da Regaleira - Sintra.

Quinta da Regaleira - Sintra features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Lisbon City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • World Heritage Site
  • Magical park

Time required: 90 minutes

Phone: +351 21 910 6650

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Apr - Sept: 10am - 8pm
Feb, Mar, Oct: 10am - 6:30pm
Nov - Jan: 10am - 5:30pm
January 1 and Dec. 25 10am 5:30pm: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: 6 €

Public transport:

Address: Rua Barbosa du Bocage, 2710 - 567 Sintra

Things you need to know:

  • An eccentric millionaire, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro, commissioned Quinta da Regaleira, a luxurious estate close to Sintra's center, at the turn of the 19th century
  • It is part of the 'Cultural Landscape of Sintra' UNESCO World Heritage Site. The estate includes a romantic palace and chapel, and a mysterious garden
  • Typical of Romantic architecture, the palace follows a mix of building styles: Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance. Gothic pinnacles, gargoyles and capitals decorate the façade
  • A mystical garden surrounds the palace. It features an extensive system of mysterious caves and tunnels
  • The tree covered park also features many beautiful lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, and fountains
  • Top highlights are the rock embedded Aquarium and the supernatural spiral tunnel staircase

What to do there:

  • Start you visit in the palace
  • Head to the magical gardens and discover its hidden treasures: beautiful lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, and fountains
  • If you are ready for some adventure explore the various underground walkways
  • Don't miss the beautiful views of Sintra and the Castelo dos Mouros from the top of the Regaleira Tower

Tips & Insights:

  • Discount with Lisboa Card
  • Remember to bring a small flashlight or install one on your phone if you really want to explore properly
  • After your visit to the palace do not forget to try queijadas, the local specialty cheese cake

Quinta da Regaleira - Sintra features in these preplanned City Guides: