Quinta da Regaleira is a 20th century residence located in Sintra, and if you don’t research or know anything about it, this doesn’t sound like something extraordinary or worth a visit, but you should really trust us on this one. If beautiful residence architecture and romantic palaces are not really your cup of tea, fear not, for us the true gem is the garden of the residence. A luxurious park of four hectares that features lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions.
The Initiation Wells are two wells on the property that better resemble underground towers lined with stairs. These wells never served as water sources. Instead, they were used for ceremonial purposes that included Tarot initiation rites. The tunnels described above connect these wells to one another, in addition to various caves and other monuments located around the park.