About 25 km away from Lisbon, at the foot of a mountain with a unique ecosystem, is the beautiful village of Sintra.
From the middle ages and for 500 years, this became the summer resort chosen by the Portuguese royal family. However, it was in the 19th century that the bourgeoisie and the European elite fell in love with the intense green of these spaces and the palaces and chalets lost in this paradise Eden.
On this walking tour, we’ll walk through some of the winding streets of the historic center towards Quinta da Regaleira.
This place was conceived at the end of the 19th century by the businessman Carvalho Monteiro and Italian set designer Luigi Manini.
This scenic space of total communion with the surrounding nature, reflects its creator’s philosophical and scientific belief in a mystical proposal of self-knowledge. The route ends at the elegant palace where Carvalho Monteiro stayed every time he was in Sintra.
To find out more, come with me!