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Report - The Viscountess' Villa, Portugal, Sept 2017

Will Knot

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Regular User
#1
I had seen this report a few years back and always thought, when in Portugal.......:rolleyes:
So following on from some European Derping Tours with a few friends, I was very kindly given the chance to attend a Porto Mini Bus tour. So off the six man team went......thirteen explores in a few days from the North down to the South of the country, including this little gem.

A little bit of history about the house, not as tho' I could find much out about it!?! :confused: - details taken from @f3lix report from Sept 2014:

The Viscountess' Villa, the name by which it is known, is a stately mansion with a coat of arms on the walls. A famous Portuguese architect designed it at the beginning of the 20th century.
The man who built the house was the son of a pharmacist who traveled to Brazil when he was still a teenager. Legend says that when he was there he got very sick and was cured by the Indians of the South of the country. He got well and opened a pharmaceutical lab where he improved the traditional drugs that had cured him. He earned a load of money and got married to his wife and had six kids.
After he became a widow, he decided to go back to Portugal, to his hometown. There he fall in love with the sister of the doctor and got married again. He kept traveling to Brazil for the business and to see his kids, but they were very generous with the Portuguese king, Manuel II, who gave them the rank of Viscount.
When they decided to build this mansion near his wifes' old home, the people of the area call it the Viscountess' Villa. After the couple died, none of their children wanted to take care of the building. One of the grandsons finally bought it, but he refused to sell it to any one outside the family. It has been abandoned for more than 30 years now.

There are a lot of things gone now but the house is still intact and pretty huge (basement, three floors and a small chapel on the side) and full of interesting stuff.

On with the pics :D Hope you enjoy..............:cool:























I hope you enjoyed the report :D I Will Knot :thumb
 

host

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#3
Nice report, either the place is haunted or that pram has been placed in those shots…its the same one…Never been Portugal exploring but really fancy it one day, i hope you have more reports to follow.