As an example of “Popular Rural” architecture, we recognize historical and cultural value in our farm. The well-preserved buildings reveal an ancient way of occupying land, economic activity and social organization that is typical of this region, yet sadly is gradually disappearing. (Reference from Portuguese Directorate General for Cultural Heritage)
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Inside the fenced farm visit the lakes, the quercus pirenaica forest and the cattle. For shorter outings we recommend the region of Valpaços for its vast ecclesiastic heritage. Of particular interest is the Igreja Paroquial de Carrazedo de Montenegro. This church was built in the sixteenth century and remodeled in the baroque style in the eighteenth century.
Trás-os-Montes is one of the must preserved and bio-diverse territory in Europe. Beautiful landscapes around the farm and within the region. We recommend the towns of Chaves and Mirandela for their excellent historic value. Chaves has long been known for its castle as well as its water spa. As a border town, it has brewed an interesting mix of Portuguese and Galicean (Spain) culture over the centuries. Mirandela became famous for its many public gardens, interspersed with historic buildings.
The Pound Trail
Casa da Nora
THE PERFECT GETAWAY
Organised around a semi-circular central yard, the farm consists of 5 main buildings and several outhouses – the Casa da Quinta (Farmhouse), the Casa do Caseiro (Farm Manager's House), the historic olive oil press, the wine press and cellar, the porch, stores and stables, a stone wood-fired oven and a barn. Some of these buildings were temporarily used for seasonal farm laborers lodgings. All of these heritage buildings were carefully restored and are now used for Agro-Tourism.