Monday, September 22, 2008

Quinta da Alagoa (II)


I've already posted some photos taken at Quinta da Alagoa public park (pond, ducks, turtles), but here is some history now:


Dating from the 17th century, Quinta da Alagoa was a very big farm ruled by Companhia de Jesus (Society of Jesus), a religious order also known as Jesuits.



On the 18th century Jesuits were expelled from Portugal and owners had been changing until the famous Carcavelos wine start being produced around the year of 1879.
In recent years urbanization has been taking place, the wine production has finished and the only remnants of the farm are the public park (and pond) and this falling apart manor that belongs now to the County.

7 comments:

marie6 said...

It's sad when a building is left to ruins isn't, but the history behind it is always interesting!

Mo said...

So does anything happen in this building now?

Barbara Rahal said...

Autumn is hereeee..ohh really nice building..so anything going on there now??....beautiful place for arts I would say...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Interesting building and vines! :-D

Have a great week!

JM said...

Everytime we have local elections there are allways many plans for the site, but as you can see nothing has been done!...

Hilda said...

Since I studied (and now work) at a Jesuit university, I found this post very interesting.

They got expelled everywhere! They came back to the Philippines in 1859 and we're having a huge celebration next year: 150 years of our university.

Eric Salsbery said...

I love that building, there is so much detail. I could spend a few days shooting all of it.

Nice job