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Quinta dos Estudiosos

Walking around this wonderful estate I was surprised by its unique architecture. Combined with the greenery and colorful flowers it really turned into an appealing scene. Like every Portuguese estate, this one is also decorated with lots of colorful hand-painted tiles.

The building was constructed at the end of the 19th-century for a professor that was specialized in planetology. In the decades that followed the ownership switched between different owners who all spend a great portion of their lives at the estate.

Quinta dos Estudiosos

You wouldn't say it from the looks of it. But the building apparently contains some prison cells. And the story goes that high signatories linked to the Nazis were held here after the Second World War.

Currently, it doesn't seem that there are any new destination plans for the property. It seems to be abandoned for quite a while now. And I'm afraid it will remain like that.

Quinta dos Estudiosos
Quinta dos Estudiosos
A small chapel is located on the estate. Sadly inside non of the interior was left.
Quinta dos Estudiosos
The entry of the chapel is almost completely covered with flowers.
Quinta dos Estudiosos
Both outside corridors contained two inspirational poems written on tiles.
Quinta dos Estudiosos
Quinta dos Estudiosos
Quinta dos Estudiosos
Quinta dos Estudiosos
Quinta dos Estudiosos
A collection of plaster casts. Probably produced on the estate. The sculpture's torsos are blowing a horn that is missing.
Quinta dos Estudiosos
Quinta dos Estudiosos
Quinta dos Estudiosos
Quinta dos Estudiosos
Every tower spire displayed a weather vane of a bird. The most prominent is one of a stork. As the region is known for its countless stork's visiting to nest. They create large birds nests on top of telephone poles and electricity towers. Driving around in rural areas you'll spot them everywhere.
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