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Casas AntigasCasa do AmealSolares de Portugal « Casas Antigas « Viana do Castelo

Type: Casas Antigas
Owner: Maria Elisa C. P. de Magalhăes Faria de Araújo
Contacts: Ameal@solaresdeportugal.pt
Accommodation: 4 room(s) Apt. x2 - From 90 EUR/night
2 room(s) Apt. x4 - From 140 EUR/night


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An ancient and noble Minho house probably built in the 16th century though the exact date is unknown. It is recorded, however, that in 1669 the ancestors of the current owners, the Faria de Araújo family, purchased Casa do Ameal for just 3,500 shillings.
This surprising manor house, located at about 1 km from Viana do Castelo, has its own handicrafts and costumes museum and its original architecture is beautifully preserved. In keeping with traditional Minho noble houses the entrance courtyard is adorned with a stone fountain and pond. It is encompassed by ancient verdant trees offering a pleasant atmosphere and guaranteeing total privacy.
This home of over more than four hundred years of fascinating history also allows its visitors to bustle either into the quietness of the Ribeira Lima landscapes or into the charming movement of a small town daily life.

Main Distances

  Airport - 50 km  Beach - 3 km
  Golf - 23 km  Hospital - 2 km
  Pharmacy - 0.1 km  Restaurant - 1 km
  Train - 2 km 

How to Get There

From Porto Airport: Take the IC1/A28 to Viana do Castelo. Exit the motorway for Viana do Castelo. On the entrance of the city you will find a large roundabout, turn right. Approximately 50 m after in the next roundabout, turn right, drive for around more 50 m and turn right again (just before the hypermarket called Continente). Approximately after 200 m you will find the gates of the house at you left.

GPS Coordinates:
N 41 ° 42 '12.0 "
W 08 ° 48 '54.5 "

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An ancient and noble Minho house probably built in the 16th century though the exact date is unknown. It is recorded, however, that in 1669 the ancestors of the current owners, the Fraia Araújo family, purchased Casa do Ameal for just 3,500 shillings. The house, located about one km from Viana, has its own small handicrafts and costumes museum and its original architecture is beautifully preserved.
In “Solares de Portugal – The art of good living”, Ediçőes INAPA, 2007

HISTORY
Since the XVII century, Casa do Ameal is property of the same family. It was purchased by 3.500 shillings, by record of 20 February 1669. In the outside, there is the coat of farms of the Family.
In the year of 1805 was born Leonel de Abreu e Lima, Lord of the Royal House, who died with no children. By his will the House belonged to his single sisters. The last of these ladies, established their heir, her cousin Joâo Pereira de Faria Araújo, grand-father of present owners.
After a violent fire, about two hundred years ago, the House was restaured. At this time was built a pond in front of the House, in order to be useful in case of other calamity.
This House is situated in the region of "Ribeira Lima".
Distant from Oporto 70 Km. and 1 Km. far from Viana Center of Town, what allows itself being introduced in the most paradisiac life and landscape of the Northern Portugal.