Quinta da Regaleira Chapel

The Quinta da Regaleira complex is much younger than it seems since it was built at the beginning of the 20th century, from 1904 to 1910. Within the complex, the Regaleira Chapel faces the main façade of the palace. The small building, like the palace, mixes Gothic, Renaissance and Manueline styles. The interior of the chapel is richly decorated with frescoes, stained glass windows and stuccoes. The floor is covered with symbols: representations of the armillary sphere of the Portuguese discoveries and the Order of the Cross of Christ, surrounded by pentagrams.

About this building

Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Monuments
  • Interior features

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