Quinta da Cardiga - Golegã, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 39° 26.721 W 008° 26.929
29S E 547427 N 4366344
Quick Description: Quinta da Cardiga is still a magic place, full of stories whispered by the wind, in Ribatejo, a very peculiar part of Portugal.
Location: Santarém, Portugal
Date Posted: 8/29/2012 12:46:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMF66T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 8

Long Description:
The first historical record of Quinta da Cardiga goes back to 1169, when the first king of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques, donated the lands already cited as "Quinta da Cardiga" to the Templar Knights.

In 1580, the new king of Portugal, Filipe II, spent a night in this house.

In the 19th Century the property was bought by private owners and that was definitely not good for the fate of this beautiful historic home. With several owners, it lost unity and it's slowly falling into an abandonment which is not yet final. The attached buildings are in poor condition, but the main house is properly locked and maintained at least at low level.

There are beautiful Portuguese blue tiles artworks on the facade. There is ivy covering parts of the walls, bringing an added dramatic tone to the scenario.
Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1169

Architectural Period/Style: Assorted, mostly "Manuelino"

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:
Country house

Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
See "Main Description"

Main Material of Construction: Masonry

Private/Public Access: Public access to the proximity of the house.

Related Website: [Web Link]


Additional Dates of Construction: Not listed

Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Listed Building Status (if applicable): Not listed

Admission Fee (if applicable): Not Listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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