The Quinta

 

 

The Quinta

THE 16TH CENTURY MANOR HOUSE AND ITS GARDENS

Boa Viagem is a notable XVI century example of a Portuguese manor house and stands in four hectares (10 acres) of grounds. The terraced gardens were added in the XVIII century and are filled with baroque statues and fountains, as well as exotic trees and shrubs brought back from afar. Just outside the front gate is the Quinta’s chapel, also from the XVI century, built in honor of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem and still visited by seafarers and pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

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