Hi dear readers. We stay our homes in this epidemic period and we cannot experience new places. Today I want to write about another exciting archaeological palace in Poland, Quinta da Regaleira.
Quinta da Regaleira is a palace in Sintra city. Before the palace, I want to mention about Sintra. Here exists in Great Lisbon region and it is one of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. Sintra is a romantic city located among high hills. It is a touristic fabulous city full of houses and palaces of the romanticism movement. Its construction especially began in the 19th century. First settlement in this region started at paleolithic age. It urbanized in Roman Empire era. Then Portugueses reigned here and it lasted until their last princess Amelie.
There are lots of places to see in Sintra, but Regaleira Palace is the main point. The palace was built in 1697 and it was used as residential area. It took its final form with restoration by an Italian architect in 1892. In 1998 the palace was restored and went public.
Besides the main five-storey palace, the most attractive place is the park around it. In this park, there are underground tunnels and wells. These underground constructions are stimulated by knapped columns and we go down the spiral stairs. They are galleries and were constructed for special ceremonies. The wells are nine-storey and experts think that they represent 9 grades of Dante’s Divine Comedy. There is a buried marble windmill at the bottom. There are also some armas and dynastic emblem of Carvalho Monterio who gives the last form to the palace. It is clear that the wells were not designed randomly. There is no water in them and they have a direct connection to the palace.
Quinta da Regaleira is still a research subject for archaeologists and researchers. Thanks for reading.