Near the historic center of Sintra in Portugal, the Quinta da Regaleira estate holds the UNESCO's classification of a World Heritage Site. Its neighboring palaces: Pena, Monserrate and Seteais also hold this title. As one of the most popular tourist attractions of Sintra, the great estate boasts a palace, chapel and a park with grottoes, wells and fountains, all ornately and elegantly crafted.
The palace's nickname is "The Palace of Monteiro the Milionaire," after its original owner, Carvalho Monteiro. Monteiro purchased the land from the Barons of Regaleira and turned it into his four-hectare estate. Built by renowned Italian architect and opera set designer, Luigi Manini, the palace perfectly embodies a combination of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Manuline styles. These photographs, by Canadian photographer Taylor Moore, provide a haunting tour of this historic location. (Titles from the artist.)