In the north of Portugal, near the Douro river, there’s an old place
that time and generations kept since 1743 as a secret.
The secret is called “QUINTA DO ERVEDAL”.
The doors are open.
Come visit the Douro.
Aina, the celtic Godess of fertility. The Summer solstice. The Harvest time. The Woman time. The Eternel time.
An enchanted Place where every blessed character dreams of wonderful stories.
A small Gallery. A little Studio, almost a Workshop. A little tribute to the poets of colour and light.
Colonel Francisco Bernardo da Costa e Almeida, an Ancestor who defended the fortress of Almeida against the napoleonic army in the position of Tenente-Rei.
Still exists things in ‘Opera Mundi’ without explanation or with impossible explanation. History calls them Mysteries.
Here in the mountains, the sea is celebrated. Listen to the river down there. It runs to find its larger life partner… the Ocean.
The house’s last place, at the top of the stairs. A kind of attic with a lot of memories. Places, travels, romance.
LE PETIT JARDIN
The melody says everybody has a bench, a tree, a street. And everything here is side by side surrounding the room. The serene mother nature embraces.
The ancestral memories of this old region are marked in many ways. Celta is north. Celta is this land. Celta is this room.
A portrait of this Place, with the furniture and the paintings that existed then. The same atmosphere. The same ancient time. Existing now.
All the rooms with heating and bathroom with shower.