Lua Branca, a magical paradise
Quinta Lua Branca is located in the north of the Alentejo, close to the Spanish border and the small town Portalegre. This beautiful, quiet place is situated in the mountainous and hilly green of the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park. The estate covers more than five acres of untouched nature and lies about 700 meters above sea level, resulting in stunning views of the valley and the mountains of Spain.
Quinta Lua Branca offers facilitation and programs for groups and individual guests that prefer silence, nature, tranquility, luxury and comfort. There are four guest houses, a large professional group space, a swimming pool with lounge house, fireplace and outdoor kitchen and our own home with private swimming pool.
Please come back soon to learn more about our garden, swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, and other amenities on the quinta.
Portalegre is the capital of Alto Alentejo and has about 16,000 inhabitants. The city lies on the south slope of the foothills of Nature reserve Serra de São Mamede, in a beautiful and strategic location. The village was inhabited by the Romans, who named the city Portus Alancer (Cheerful Port). The silk and carpet industries, already established in the 16th century, made the city famous. The cork industry was added later on. The must-sees in Portalegre are the beautiful villa-style patrician houses from the 17th and 18th century. The buildings are built against the slopes and reflect the bygone prosperity that the carpet industry brought Portalegre. In the old city center you will also find the white cathedral with two conical towers, built in the 16th century in the Renaissance style and can be seen from great distances. The city offers a number of interesting museums, such as the tapestry museum, “Museums da Tapecaria Portalegre Guy Fino’. No dusty halls with embroidery in cross stitch here, but beautiful contemporary rugs from modern artists of the twentieth century that are worth seeing. A wide choice of cafes and restaurants with local specialties, not to mention the delicious wines from the Alentejo, make a visit to the city a fun day out.
In the immediate vicinity you will find towns of Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Estremoz and Évora.