Friday, February 09, 2007

Quinta da Regaleira: A Place From "Pan's Labrinth"?

I was searching Flickr for masonic imagery when the Quinta da Regaleira turned up.

(Photo from WaveCult)

This spiral well looks much like a place in the center of the maze in Pan's Labyrinth. The Quinta da Regaleira is a UNESCO Heritage site in Sintra, Portugal. Its nearby proximity to Spain would make it not unlikely that film maker Guillermo del Toro would be aware of this place.

And now it's one of the places added to the many I want to visit. A brief reading of some sites has the place linked to masonic and Rosicrucian ceremony.

Photo from sylphoria

Photos from saolin


nursemyra said...

so many great pics. hard to choose one to comment on but maybe this is it...

Anonymous said...

I know this blog post is a couple of years old now but I hope you do get to see this place. I used to live in Sintra and this is a must-see as far as I am concerned.
The finished well that you show in the picture is connected by some really creepy tunnels to another, unfinsished well as well as the lagoon that you have pictured.
This place is definitely mind-bending.