As soon as we got to Quinta de Regaleira we paid for a guided tour. It was money well spent and the place was so empty it was just us and the tour guide. I learned some amazing facts about the construction of the gardens.
This place is unearthly, built deliberately with layer upon layer of meaning.
Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it’s owner was
eager to build a bewildering place where he could collect symbols that reflected his interests and ideologies, adding enigmatic buildings that allegedly held symbols related to alchemy, Masonry, the Knights Templar, and the Rosicrucians.