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Overview

T1 apartment with living, twin bedroom, kitchenet, and bathroom, integrated in a beautiful green enviroment. During the Moorish domination there was built (or enlarged) the Moorish Castle (Castelo dos Mouros), perched on the crest of the Serra (alt. 450 m), and also, in the area called "Chão de Oliva", now Vila Velha (Old Town), the residence of the Moorish princes that was the origin of the Paço Real (Royal Palace). After the Christian Reconquest - Sintra surrendered to the army of Dom Afonso Henriques in 1147, a few days after Lisbon had been taken - the Portuguese king granted a franchise to the thirty inhabitants of the oppidum of the Castle (1154).
In the reign of Dom Dinis (1279-1325) the town was donated to the Sainted Queen Isabel. Great works took the palace in enlarging the Royal Palace and the life of Sintra was given new impulse. After the crisis of 1383-1385, the town was granted new statutes giving it autonomy and then began its golden age. At the start of the 16th Century, King Manuel ordered further amplification and decoration;this being accompanied by the literary and cultural burgeoning that was increasingly inspired by the Renaissance. According to a tradition, of which there is no proof, Luís de Camões even read the original of his epic poem The Lusiads in a wing of the Royal Palace, to King Sebastião on the eve of his ill-fated Moroccan expedition. The 16th Century was in fact, for Sintra, a flourishing period and a centre of decision -taking.
But it was above all in the 19th Century, with Romanticism, that the region was rediscovered and recovered in international terms. Romantic artists such as William Beckford (1787) and Lord Byron (1811) sang its unsurpassable beauty, engravers such as William Burnett (1830-1837) immortalised the most significant parts of the countryside, men of sensitivity like King Fernando II lent impulse to planned afforestation of the Serra de Sintra and helped the construction of sumptuous revivalist buildings such as the Palácio da Pena. Located in the Old Quarter of Sintra and classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the Quinta da Regaleira is one of these special places. Built at the turn of the 20th century in the romantic ideal, this fascinating ensemble of constructions which have been built in the middle of the dense forest is the result of the achieving of the mythical magical dreams of its owner, Antonio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920) in conjunction with the talent of the scenographer-architect Luigi Manini (1848-1936).
The imagination of these two figures succeeded in achieving the revivalist sum of the most varied artistic trends - with particular reference to the Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance and the glorification of all things held sacred by humankind and particularly reflecting on Portuguese mythological and esoteric traditions.
The Quinta da Regaleira is a place to be felt. It is not sufficient to tell its story, of its countryside setting, its mysteries.

Summary:

Situated in Sintra only at 27 Km from Lisbon with an admirable panoramic sight

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in Living
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
Internet
Telephone
TV Languages in Local
Household:
Cutlery
Glassware
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Garage
Private garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Smoking

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Skiing
Sports Center
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing
Walking
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 01.01.1970


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Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km

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Owner

About the owner
Working with Villa Renters since 2005. We are in tourism business company with the name of Domus Vacations.We havevillas,cottages& houses in Portugal and Brazil.Stay & relax in our houses in Madeira,Algarve,Sintra,North of Portugal and in Brazil.
Owner score 4
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Last logged in: 3 years ago
Located in: Portugal
Joined: December 2007