Initiation Well, Quinta da Regaleira
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About this spot
The Initiation Well is a 'subterranean tower' sinking 27 metres into the earth accessible by a monumental stairway, full of masonic, esoteric and alchemical symbols. The well was never used as a water well at all, but it’s believed these “initiation wells” (there is also a smaller well on site) were used to perform initiation rites and rituals, although nothing is known for sure about their purpose. Eerie!
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