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Initiation Well at Quinta da Regaleira

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Awesome..

This place was awesome. We liked the paths, the different towers, the caves and ofcourse the wells... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lazyism T
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Antwerp, Belgium
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A little tough to find

There were no brochures of the property available so I had to ask a guide how to find the well... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
S E
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Avondale, Arizona
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Largo da Quinta do Relogio, Sintra 2710-625, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was awesome. We liked the paths, the different towers, the caves and ofcourse the wells. We spent there at least 90 min enjoying the walk and the view.

Thank Lazyism T
Reviewed 6 days ago

There were no brochures of the property available so I had to ask a guide how to find the well after we had explored most of the grounds. A sense of anticipation prevailed and we were not disappointed. Go early in off-season as we did...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You wouldn't want to be afraid of heights looking down... this was amazing, we went at a busy time and was packed. leads you to a stepping stone and small waterfall. loved this.

Thank Laoise D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite spot in Sintra, both mysterious and chilling. Walking trough a system of tunnels underneath the entire park of Quinta da Regaleira with many Masonic symbols imprinted in the structure and wondering why were these built and what exactly were they used for is...More

Thank Nelly P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must do if you visit the Quinta! The stairs are quite steep when going down so be mindful. If you have mobility issues, probably not a good choice. Once you get to the bottom of the well you'll be able to admire all of...More

1  Thank Muggle2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an odd place. Make you feel like you are joining the Masons or some other cult as you wander down the stairs. Certainly not to be missed when exploring the grounds at the Quinta da Regaleira. Not accessible for the less mobile.

Thank Polo_and_Marco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I obviously walked the opposite way when I walked around the Quinta da Regaleira (though there probably was a map) but eventually I found the initiation well from the bottom and could not walk up the stairs. Went to the top and walked down. AMAZING

Thank angelapowell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

et there early to avoid the crowds... You can walk down to the bottom of the well, I wonder how the built it! Never seen anything like it. It does get busy though. Magical experience.

Thank Aliciaa-9-9-9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Initiation Well during our visit to Quinta da Regaleira in the end of September. We loved the entire property, gardens are amazing. Initiation Well is in the end of the property. It is upside down tower that going into tunnels and after into...More

1  Thank RItraveler512
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was very unique and definitely worthwhile. It’s a little tricky to find because the signs directing you to it stop and, if it weren’t for the line of people waiting to go inside, I would’ve walked right past. The entrance is just a gap...More

1  Thank 4KiaraS
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MsBojangles8876
21 July 2018|
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Response from Anna Å | Reviewed this property |
Think that there are toilets near exit. Go when it’s not to hot. A lot of people, bu the park is big.
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Lisa M
12 April 2018|
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Response from Joanna K | Reviewed this property |
It surely depends on the season. We were there in the morning & it wasn’t crowded, at noon there were quite a lot of people. The positive thing is that the whole place is so big that it does not actually matter whether there... More
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