(Chamada para a
rede fixa nacional)
QUINTA DE CORTINHAS - PAÇÔ, ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ
Situated in the heart of Alto Minho near the entrance to the Peneda Gerês National Park, in a region of contrasts and unusual beauty, this granite-built house dates back from the beginning of the 20th century. Approached by a shaded driveway, the house is noted for the fine collection of neo-classical glazed tiles.
Francisco Teixeira de Queiroz, a Portuguese writer from the 19th century, ordered the construction of this house. Well-known personalities from Portuguese culture and politics are attached to its history. After a period of decline, Quinta de Cortinhas now belongs to Mário Gaspar Leite de Barros Pinto and his wife Maria da Graça Teixeira de Queiroz, granddaughter of the house's founder.
Lugar de Cortinhas - Paçô
Situated in the heart of the Minho near the entrance to the Peneda-Gerês National Park, a region of contrasting beauty, this granite-built house dates from the beginning of the 20th century. Approached via a shaded driveway, the house is noted for its fine collection of neo-classical glazed tiles.
After a period of decline, the farm passed to the current owners, Mário Gaspar Leite de Barros Pinto and his wife Maria da Graça Teixeira de Queiroz, granddaughter of the writer who had the house built.
The comfortable and well-decorated interiors have eight rooms to welcome guests seeking peace and quiet and well-being.
Outside, the well-kept gardens, the swimming pool and the proximity of the river that invites great fishing are all attractions that invite guests to relax and enjoy the rhythm of the countryside.
This whole region is rich in history, and tradition has it that it was here that the troops of Afonso VII of León met D. Afonso Henriques in 1140.
In Solares de Portugal The art of good living , Edições INAPA, 2007