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Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal.  It consists of a romantic palace and chapel, and a luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions. 

The park contains an extensive and enigmatic system of tunnels, which have multiple accesses including the grottoes, the chapel, the Waterfall Lake, and the “Leda’s Cave” beneath the Regaleira Tower.

The “Initiation Well” or “Initiatic Well” (sometimes referred to as the “Inverted Tower”) is a 27 meter staircase that leads straight down underground and connects with other tunnels via underground walkways.

 

Sources: Virtual Portugal, Wikipedia

 


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    Bad news for NZ – Peter Jackson will want to film on location there.

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