Quinta da Regaleira (Regaleira Palace), Sintra (must see)
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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Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
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