11:30 - Explore Quinta da Regaleira: After the palace, head to Quinta da Regaleira, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. This grand estate is famous for its Gothic façade, lush gardens, and the Initiation Well, a spiraling staircase that descends into the earth like an inverted tower. The well symbolizes the journey to rebirth or enlightenment, a common theme in Freemasonry. Did you know? Quinta da Regaleira was owned by a wealthy Portuguese businessman who was a Freemason, and the property is filled with symbols related to Masonry, the Knights Templar, and Rosicrucianism.