15 Abandoned Places On Earth That Will Leave You Stunned

14. The Initiation Wells in the Town of Sintra, Portugal

The Quinta de Regaleira estate is an ancient site that contains the ruins of a castle, chapel, and amazing stuccoes, but it’s the pair of wells that really brings in an influx of thousands of visitors annually. The wells, known together as the Initiation Wells, had a symbolic meaning of death and rebirth. The spiral design of the well depicts the nine circles of Hell and the nine circles of Paradise.

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