Situated at the end of a long and bendy mountain road one will find this wonderful 19th-century abandoned palace. Overlooking a vast green landscape it once was part of the production of one of Portugal's prominent wines; the 'Vinho Verde' (translated 'green wine'). The palace is actually situated within one of the largest and oldest wine regions in the world. Records exist of a winery being donated to a convent in 870 AD. During that time period, the wine was mostly produced for national consumption. Around the 12th-century they started exporting the wine outside of Portugal.
The exterior and interior of the palace are wonderful. Highly decorative, and truly echos craftsmanship in every way. The main staircase in particular with its wooden decorative doors and ceilings. A real eyecatcher. Just imagine walking up these stairs to receive visitors in your home.
I expect this palace to have been constructed around the end of the 19th-century since a few of the rooms are ornamented in an art nouveau style. The state of the palace is rapidly declining since water enters through the damaged roof and broken windows. Parts of the winery alongside it recently collapsed. I'm afraid it won't take long before other parts will become inaccessible.