Quinta da Regaleira




Or rather, welcome to take a brief view at the wonder of Quinta da Regaleira, and I say brief because four hours weren’t enough for us to visit it completely. Located in Sintra, Portugal and classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. A palace built in the middle of the woods, designed by Luigi Manini for a number of rich people (including a japanese corporation) that, besides being lucky enough to own this place at some point in their life, were able to live within this wonder of four hectares.

Along narrow paths, a well which can be accessed from below via a surrealistic stairway, infinite gardens and a palace which doesn’t skimp on luxuries at every corner, I didn’t know whether to feel like Alice in Wonderland or Candy Candy in its heyday. Specially because of my outfit choice of that day (which is nothing spectacular but a dress over my swimwear from the latest post), I didn’t expect to feel so ad hoc in a place where neither I spoke the language or knew where the path was taking me to, although it wasn’t necessary.

If you have the opportunity to visit Quinta da Regaleira, I’d recommend you to arrive early at the morning with comfy shoes and prepared to wear your explorer bandana to discover every corner and be amazed of the wild, surrealistic and out of your imagination view that this place has to offer.


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