Quinta da Regaleira (Regaleira Palace), Sintra

Quinta da Regaleira (Regaleira Palace), Sintra (must see)

Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located near the historic center of Sintra. Along with other palaces in this area, it is one of the principal tourist attractions of Sintra. It consists of a romantic palace and chapel, and a luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions. The palace is also known as "Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire", from the nickname of its first owner, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. The Regaleira Palace bears the same name as the whole estate. Sometimes, the name "Regaleira Palace" is used to refer to the entire estate.

The façade is characterized by exuberantly Gothic pinnacles, gargoyles, capitals, and an impressive octagonal tower. The palace has five floors (a ground floor, three upper floors and a basement). The ground floor contains a series of hallways connecting the living room, dining room, billiards room, balcony, some smaller rooms and several stairways. In turn, the first upper floor contains bedrooms (Carvalho Monteiro's bedroom used to be the one with a balcony) and a dressing room. The second upper floor contains Carvalho Monteiro's office, and female servants' bedrooms. The third upper floor contains the ironing room and a smaller room with access to a terrace. Finally, the basement contains the male servants' bedrooms, the kitchen (which possessed an elevator for lifting food to the ground floor), and storage rooms.

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Sight Name: Quinta da Regaleira (Regaleira Palace)
Sight Location: Sintra, Portugal
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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