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Location

 

Monte da Quinta sits conveniently on the edge of the town of Castro Verde with an elevated view to the south-east over open countryside. Just a five minute walk takes you into the town’s central streets, with shops, bars and restaurants.  Castro Verde is located within the centre of the lower Alentejo region and hosts festivals and markets throughout the year.

The roads are amazingly quiet and stunningly beautiful at any time of the year. The motorways provide a fast track option, from and to the airports, but even these roads are very quiet and very simple to navigate. Driving here is a pleasure, but you can always hop on one of our bicycles as an alternative way to explore the countryside.

GPS    Latitude N 37.69342    Longitude W 8.08048

Agriculture and mining  have been the mainstay of this region. The plains became a vast area for grain production and cattle/sheep grazing. Mining dates back  hundreds of years with an abundant source of minerals including gold, silver, copper, tin, lead and iron.  The richness and abundance of these combined ‘base economies’ grew to such an extent that Castro Verde became a regional centre of commerce and thus a crossroad of cultures within the Mediterranean area.

North     • 90 minutes north is Lisboa the capital city of Portugal
East       • 60 minutes east is the beautiful Spanish border
South     • 40 minutes south lies the popular Algarve Region
West      • 40 minutes west lies the unspoilt Atlantic coast line

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