The Quinta da Regaleira as we know it today, was built at the begining of the XX century in accordance with some very well defined aesthetic and philosophical principles. The imagination of the owner, Antonio Carvalho Monteiro, together with the talent of architect and set designer Luigi Manini, successfully achieved these aims. They blended architectural styles inspired by Romanesque, Renaissance and, most importantly, the Manuelino school.
Magic and mysticim unite the different structures of the Quinta da Regaleira, and in the garden, the plants and trees brought from all over the world, mix perfectly with native vegetation. Our walk can take us from an orderly and domesticated area to one where everything grows freely and naturally, as if in the wild.