do Corvo in Sintra Portugal
Quinta do Corvo Colares Sintra Portugal Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast B&B Apartments Lodgings Accommodations
Host: Bernard Weijers
Accommodations: 6 apartments
Address: Quinta do Corvo, Colares 2710 Sintra, Portugal
Activities/Attractions: A tourist region par excellence, Sintra is one of the most delightful places to be found in Portugal. With its extensive range of green bills with its crags - the Serra de Sintra - so picturesquely situated and offering stupendous views of the coastline with its impressive beauty, Sintra is indeed "a garden of the earthly paradise".
The district that is now covered by the Borough of Sintra has been inhabited by man for a very long time indeed. The privileged geographical and environmental situation has over the ages attracted and fixed settlers. Numerous archaeological remains, including prehistoric and protohistoric tombs, testify to its antiquity.
Sintra has remained even nowadays the "noble town surrounded by many estates, pleasant woods with plentiful springs of excellent water", referred to by various old authors.
The potentialities of the Sintra district are not confined to the wild enchantments of the Serra, sometimes wreathed in mist, and to the artistic heritage of the Old Town, described by Byron as "the most pleasing in Europe", but also include valuable archaeological remains, particularly from the Roman period, ancient manor houses, churches of personalised artistic value and characteristic villages.
"In all the land of Portugal, the whole expanse of Europe, Sintra stands out as one of the loveliest, rarest places that Nature's prodigious hand has created", wrote the poet Afonso Lopes Vieira. And the English poet Robert Southey describes Sintra as "the most bless, spot on the whole inhabitable globe".
General Information: Welcome to "Quinta do Corvo" ... situated in a green valley, near the village of Colares in the protected area of the Parque Natural in Sintra, Portugal. The houses, in a typical Portuguese style, stand on the site of an ancient farm. Apart from the main house and the caretaker's house, there are 6 apartments, each with a private bathroom and terrace or courtyard.
The property lies on a old Roman road, which connects now only by foot the villages of Colares and Almoçageme, a walk of 10 minutes each. The main road, only 5 minutes distance, gives access to Sintra, the romantic former summer residence of Portuguese royalty with old houses and palaces on one side, and Cascais, a modern seaside resort on the other side. A lot of sightseeing can be done, and the capital Lisbon can be reached easily by train or motorway.
The tourist potentialities of Sintra also include winegrowing, of proven standard, the quarries producing marble (which for centuries have embellished various regions), its traditional confectionery and cooking and, of course, the fecund production of its handicraft workshops.
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