CASA DAS TORRES - FACHA, PONTE DE LIMA
This manor is a fine example of 18th Century architecture during the reign of King D.
João V. Note the lovely Baroque details around each window.
In one of the most beautiful villages of Ponte de Lima, called Facha, rises the Casa Das Torres, built in 1751 by Duarte Pereira da Silva. It is a manor of big and harmonious proportions, with the central body framed with rich doorways and balconies having parapets of forged iron. In the borders two elegant towers garnished with two graceful pyramids rise. Its granite factory perfectly carved in the most pure Baroque style, was the extraordinary project of Nicolau Nasoni.
Its panoramic view that dominates the large and bucolic Valley of the Lima River, as well as the contemplation of the sun set are rare privileges that delight the spirit and carry us to meditation.
The construction of the house ended in 1755 and the engaged contract price was of two million reis (ten Euros). It belongs to the family for 7 generations.
Lugar de Arribão - Facha
A notable example of 18th century style architecture from the reign of Dom João V, this house was designed by the famous Italian architect Nasoni. From the lovely Baroque fashioned windows there are wonderful views of the Minho countryside. Guests can take part in farming activities and there is a swimming pool.
In Solares de Portugal The art of good living , Edições INAPA, 2007