Quinta da Regaleira is one of the most amazing monuments of the Serra de Sintra. Located at the end of the historical center of the city, it was built between 1898 and 1913.
Quinta da Regaleira is one of the most astonishing and unfathomable monuments of Sintra's Cultural Landscape, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
Set on the elegant promenade connecting Sintra's National Palace and Palácio de Seteais, the state was purchased in 1893 by philanthropist António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro for his family's summerhouse.
Between 1898 and 1913, in the hands of Italian architect and scenographer Luigi Manini, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro converted his dominion into an ambicious Total Art project, submitted to a complex landscape and architectural program that materalized the imaginary garden concept, much in vogue since the late 17's.
It is nowadays considered the masterpiece of Neo-Manueline Art from the last period of romanticism in Sintra.