The Inverted Tower in Portugal البرج المعكوس في البرتغال


tumblr_m7klobyczk1r5dw6lo1_500While doing my usual internet digging, i came across this fascinating architecture located in Sintra, Portugal. An underground tunnel with a staircase going all the way down with a small garden at the end surrounded by a lake which i find very spookyyy!

Couldn’t really find much information on the tower itself but that it was owned by rich families when it was built.

Update: The sweet Beyondlisbon from Portugal was kind enough to help provide more information on the land (Link)

Explor the place: 360° tour

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The land that is now “Quinta da Regaleira” had many owners through time. In 1892 it belonged to the Barons of Regaleira, a family of rich merchants from Porto, when it was purchased that year by Carvalho Monteiro for 25,000 réis. Monteiro wished to build a bewildering place where he could gather symbols that would reflect his interests and ideologies. With the assistance of the Italian architect Luigi Manini, he designed the 4-hectare estate with its enigmatic buildings, believed to hide symbols related to alchemy, Masonry, the Knights Templar, and the Rosicrucians. The architecture of the estate evokes Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Manueline architectural styles. The construction of the current estate commenced in 1904 and most of it was concluded by 1910.

Source: wikipedia

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7 comments on “The Inverted Tower in Portugal البرج المعكوس في البرتغال

  1. beyondlisbon says:

    This is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Sintra and sometimes tourists miss it… Well spotted!

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