Vila Quinta dos Ferreiros
The proximity of the mountain range of the Caldeirão and the line of hills of the 'Barrocal', makes of this region a climatic paradise. The recognition of the rich environment qualities dates from the beginning of the century when, in 1918 the Sanatorium Carlos Vasconcelos Porto was constructed. Even today, many choose live here, mainly for the healthy breezes of the region.
Walking the rock paved streets, we admire the white chimneys, traditional ovens, tile roofs, white painted walls and the 'patios'.
In the museums we live histories of the ancient people. The old arts and techniques still last in the local artesanato.
A stroll by foot leads to tranquility. Pure air carries the aroma from the 'esteva', and 'rosmaninho'. It is now time to taste the cheese, the wine, 'aguardente of medronho', the bread and 'filhós'. It is in this place of cultural and natural references, that the Vila Quinta dos Ferreiros waits for you…
The Vila Quinta dos Ferreiros is an original restored windmill, cosy, built in the Portuguese style and in excellent condition.
The villa is located on a summit with a unique view over the hills and mountains of the Algarve and possesses a kitchen, a bedroom, terrace with barbecue, swimming pool, garden and private parking area. The house is equipped for four persons, who can enjoy a large terrace with barbecue and a living room with fireplace and television. The private leisure area consists of garden, lawn, fruit trees, swimming pool and leisure furniture. The house has a magnificent and unobstructed view over the surrounding landscape.
When entering in the mountain range, we also enter in a different Algarve, of the true people, the traditional arts, the gastronomy. The landscape changes colors as we advance. The green of the forests, the 'sobreiros' and pines give to place to the cultivated fields of wheat. You hear streams running. Contact with the people in the daily tasks, 'takers' of cork oak, shepherds, a miller, women at work in the sewing press.. The region is rich in ambient qualities, testified for the implantation of the Sanatorium Carlos Vasconcelos Porto, in the beginning of the last century. Great part of its flora is constituted by weeds, with dense vegetation, but in some areas we can find Mediterranean species, as sobreiros, medronheiros and azinheiros. In the mount of sobro of the old mountain range of Mú, one of the best cork oaks of the world is extracted, whose industrial exploration, in beginnings of séc. XX, was responsible for the great growth of the local economy and for its autonomy from Faro. The history of the commercialization and industry of the cork oak in Portugal is no doubt on to the history of Is Brás de Alportel. The lands are more fertile in the south, with small 'hortícolas', as the mixing orchard of dry land - the almonds tree, the figueiras, the carob trees and the oliveiras - base of the flavorful typical sweets; that they coexist with some surfaces of weeds, where predominates 'carrasco'. The south possesss softer relives, with more open areas. The abundance of water is evident: sources and wells, that testify the history of these places.
The gastronomy of the Algarve, though limited to a relatively small geographical space, shows Mediterranean influences (being included in the called " Mediterranean diet ") and also Atlantic, since it is visible in the quantity of fish traditionally consumed. The base of the Mediterranean gastronomy is based on the trilogy of the bread, wine and oil, which is common in the whole national territory, adding the horticultural products,, as in varied soups, and the fresh fruits. The meats, mainly pork, compose also a set of plates and regional savories. With the advent of the seafaring, the Portuguese cookery quickly integrated the use of spices and sugar, besides other products, like the bean and the potato, which were adopted as essential products. It is noticed that the variety of regional plates happens even in limited areas. Two nearby cities can present, under the same name, plates that can share the same recipie.
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