Get to know the region

The Quinta is the ideal base from which to discover the region, from some of the most well-known ex-libris such as the castles of Almourol and Belver, to the monastery of Flor da Rosa in Crato, the Convent of Christ in Tomar, but also some of the most spectacular landscapes and walks in the region, such as the walkways along the Tagus, the river beaches of Alamal and Ortiga, the waterfalls of Pego da Rainha, the dams of Montargil and Castelo de Bode, and even a visit to Castelo de Vide and Marvão.

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Cultural Visits

Almourol Castles

Situated on an islet in the middle of the Tejo River, Almourol Castle is one of the most emblematic monuments that can be found in Portugal, due to its significance and the surrounding landscape. It is about 39 km / 29 minutes away.

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Photo author: Vitor Oliveira.

Belver Castle

National Monument since 1910, it is one of the most complex examples of medieval medieval military architecture in the country. It dates back to 1194, when King Sancho I donated the so-called lands of Guidintesta to Afonso Pães, the prior of the Order, with the obligation to build a castle. The fortress has undergone some modifications over the centuries but has kept its original structure practically intact. It is about 13 km / 15 minutes away.

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Photo author: Vitor Oliveira.

Monastery of Flor da Rosa - Crato

The Monastery of Santa Maria de Flor da Rosa is considered the most important example of a fortified monastery in the Iberian Peninsula, it is nowadays home to one of the units of the Pousadas de Portugal. The Church of Flor da Rosa has been classified as a National Monument since 1910. It is about 52 km / 39 minutes away.

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Photo author: Vitor Oliveira.

The Convent of Christ in Tomar

Convento de Cristo (Convent of Christ) is the name that generally identifies an important architectural ensemble that includes the Templar Castle of Tomar, the Templar Charola and adjacent Manueline church, the Renaissance convent of the Order of Christ, the conventual enclosure (or Mata dos Sete Montes), the Hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Conceição and the conventual aqueduct (Pegões Aqueduct). Its construction began in the 12th century and lasted until the end of the 17th century. It is about 57 km / 44 minutes away.

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Photo author: Angel de los Rios.

Walk to Castelo de Vide

The romantic character of the town of Castelo de Vide, associated with its gardens, abundant vegetation, mild climate and proximity to the São Mamede mountain range, has made it known as the "Sintra of the Alentejo" (this designation is attributed to King Pedro V). It is about 58 km / 46 minutes away.

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Photo author: Vitor Oliveira.

Walk to Marvão

The landscape of Marvão, in the heart of the Natural Park of Serra de S. Mamede, although heavily humanized and with a marked rural component, presents an important set of natural habitats. The geological diversity of granite, limestone, quartzite, schist ... combined with the altitude and the orientation of the reliefs, favors the existence of several microclimates that provide the occurrence of a very varied flora. It is about 67 km / 59 minutes away. More information.

Photo author: Bgabel.

Abrantes Castle and Town Centre

Abrantes assumes itself as a typical strategic fortress on the right bank of the Tagus River. It was conquered in the same year as Santarém and Lisbon, in 1147, and was donated to the Order of Santiago by D. Afonso Henriques in 1173, having received its first charter in 1179. Its Castle still retains some medieval traces, and from there one can contemplate the entire Leziria do Tejo. The center is picturesque, with its houses mostly of typical Portuguese architecture. It is 18kms from the farm and 15 minutes away by car.

Author of the photo: Antonio Monteiro.

Visit to village Constância

Constancia is one of the most typical villages of Ribatejo, where the Zêzere River flows into the Tagus. Here, in his Ribatejo banishment, Luis de Camões wrote some of his works, when the town was still called "Punhete". It was only in the 19th century that Queen D. Maria II gave it its new name, by petition of the population, in 1836. With its houses embedded in the hillside it offers the appearance of a living nativity scene. With views of the Tagus entering the windows of every house in the town, Constancia is also a gastronomic ex-libris of the region, where you can savour typical dishes such as lamprey à bordalesa, suor de barbo, fritada mista de escabeche and bread soups with the aroma of bord'água. It is 40kms away, and 30 minutes by car.

Photo's author: Manuel Anastácio.