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Charming Estate at Ribatejo, Portugal. It’s true!

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It’s really true! 🙂  Amazing Farm with a total area of 24 560 m2 in “S. João dos Montes/ Vila Franca de Xira, near the A1 motorway and 30 minutes from Lisbon

Be dazzle and feel the pleasure of living in the heart of “Ribatejo” hills, in a Property that combines Mediterranean Architecture of the buildings with the rich natural heritage of the land and the secular breeding of EquidaeFeatured, the Main House created in respect of the traditional style of the region in which mingle the gothic style, by Catholic influence and Arabic. These attributes are easily identified in the vaulted windows in the courtyard, on the porch, the iron railing or building materials. Believe when we say: Unique Opportunity! Description: > Main House – 325 m2 covered area (masonry construction with brick cavity walls and reinforced concrete structure): * Hall; * 4 suites and 1 bedroom, with closets; * Lounge; * Dining room; * Fully equipped Kitchen with laundry and pantry; * Social bathroom; * Porch facing south and west, as living space and dining area – connects the lawn and pool in peaceful surroundings. > Swimming pool 10mX5m. > Indoor Riding Arena 13mx25m; * Outdoor Riding Arena 20mx40m; * 16 Boxes for Horses; * 2 harness houses; * 2 washing zones and horses preparation; * 1 Haystack / home rations; > Several kennels. > Other constructions: * Pavilion poolside; * Atelier / Large office; * Garage; *Apartment for employees

For Sale: € 450.000,00 | Know more at Emoção & Euforia site

Hopping that you like it!

A very special polished stone!

The Art of Portuguese Ceramic Tiles
I love this little shop in Carcavelos! For every time I step out here, I can always find a new history, landscape or portrait in a tile “”azulejo” just produced and placed in the window.


A Arte dos Azulejos Portugueses
Adoro esta pequena loja em Carcavelos! Em cada vez que aqui passo, consigo sempre descobrir uma nova história, paisagem ou retrato num azulejo acabado de produzir e colocado na montra.


Tiles, called “azulejos” from the Arabic word “az-zulayj”, meaning polished stone, are everywhere here!
They decorate everything from walls of churches and monasteries, to palaces, ordinary houses, park seats, fountains, shops, and railway stations. They often portray scenes from our history, show the most ravishing sights, or simply serve as street signs, nameplates, or house numbers.
After the Gothic period, most large buildings had extensive areas of flat plaster on their interior walls, which needed some form of decoration. These empty architectural spaces produced the Art of the “Fresco” in Italy, and in Portugal, the Art of the “Azulejo”. By the 18th century no other European country was producing as many tiles for such a variety of purposes and in so many different designs. Today, they still remain a very important part of the country’s architecture. 2

Os azulejos da palavra árabe “az-zulayj”, que significa pedra polida estão por toda parte aqui!
Eles decoram tudo, desde paredes de igrejas e mosteiros, palácios, casas comuns, assentos de parques, fontes, lojas e estações ferroviárias. Muitas vezes retratam cenas da nossa história, indicam pontos turísticos, ou simplesmente serviem como sinais de trânsito, placas de identificação, ou números de casa.
Após o período gótico, a maioria dos grandes edifícios possuía extensas áreas de gesso liso, paredes interiores, que precisavam de alguma forma de decoração. Esses espaços vazios arquitectónicos deram origem à Arte do “Fresco”, em Itália, e em Portugal, à Arte do “Azulejo”. No século XVIII, nenhum outro país europeu produzia tantos azulejos para uma variedade tão grande de propósitos e em tantos projectos diferentes. Hoje, eles continuam a ser uma parte muito importante da Arquitectura do país.


Once charming…

Country house Ruins at “Trajouce”, Cascais

Ruinas de Casa de campo em Trajouce, Cascais

Old Seminar “Torre d’Aguilha” of  the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit at “Carcavelos”, Cascais

Ruinas do “Torre d’Aguilha”, antigo Semináro dos Missionários do Espírito Santo em Carcavelos, Cascais

Ancient Bridge at “Tires”, Cascais

Ponte antiga em Tires, Cascais


Tribute to Cassiano! Many Thanks Google Portugal.

Today Google celebrates the Portuguese architect Cassiano Branco, in his 115th Anniversary birth,with a doodle that represents the “Portugal dos Pequenitos” one of his most emblematic works.
Cassiano Branco is one of the fundamental references of Modernist architecture in Portugal, one of the best-ever national architects and one of the most popular worldwide.
Most of his works was built in the 1930s and 1940s and fits in Modernism, with influences from Art Deco style.
The architect was the distinguished author of numerous projects mainly in Lisbon between residential buildings, villas, hotels or cafes, with emphasis on the Eden Theater, Cinema Empire or the former Victoria Hotel, but also in Porto (eg Coliseum) and in Angola.
In 1958, supported the candidacy of General Humberto Delgado to the Republic Presidency, having then been arrested by the political police.
The architect Cassiano Branco was born in Lisbon and lived between 1897 and 1970.
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Hoje a Google homenageia o arquitecto português Cassiano Branco, na data do seu 115º Aniversário, com um doodle que representa o “Portugal dos Pequenitos”, uma das suas obras mais emblemáticas.
Cassiano Branco é uma das referências fundamentais da arquitectura modernista em Portugal, um dos melhores arquitectos nacionais de sempre e um dos mais conhecidos em todo o mundo.
A maior parte dos suas obras foi edificada nas décadas de 1930 e 1940 e enquadra-se no Modernismo, com influências do estilo Art Déco.
O distinguido arquitecto foi o autor de inúmeros projectos principalmente em Lisboa entre prédios habitacionais, moradias, hoteis ou cafés, com destaque para o Éden Teatro, o Cinema Império ou o antigo Hotel Victoria, mas também no Porto (ex. Coliseu no Porto) e em Angola.
Em 1958, apoiou a candidatura do general Humberto Delgado à Presidência da República, tendo então sido detido pela PIDE.
O arquitecto Cassiano Branco nasceu em Lisboa e viveu entre 1897 e 1970.
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