This room is equipped with a double bed, top-quality bed linen and towels, a TV, air conditioning, and wardrobes. The bathroom has a heated towel rail and a shower. The breakfast served consists of milk, coffee, orange juice, croissant, rye bread and toast, sliced ham and cheese, natural yogurt, scrambled eggs, and sauteed mushrooms. The "O Africano" - title of the Camilo's tale attributed to this room - summary of the story Named Duque but commonly known as Africano, he created his wealth in Benguela. Rich and homesick, he ordered the construction, above the shack where he was born, in Ruivães, an ostentatious challet imitating the one where Deolinda, his daughter, had spent the night in Switzerland. But the architects, lacking in talent, built a village palace with fifteen windows. When he decided to return to his homeland, he gathered all his wealth, packed a galley of his own, and began the journey. However, a violent storm in Cape Verde sank the vessel; his whole fortune was lost, but the members of the crew were saved.
Arriving at Ruivães, they were received with complete indifference by the locals, upon learning of the ruin in which they were left. The African sold the house to a Brazilian from the region, paid off the debts incurred, and, shortly thereafter, the parish bells tolled to death as father and daughter passed away, victimized by grief and illness. Guests have access to the living and dining room as well as to the surrounded area (16ha). We are GuestReady, a property manager, and we want to ensure your stay will be as smooth and comfortable as possible. We are available 24/7 should you need any assistance during your stay. Kindly note that this is a personal home so please take good care of it as if it was your own. Quinta das Pirâmides presents its guests with a concept of rural tourism of excellence, with a close connection with nature. The innovative dimension of the accommodation concept is based on the relationship with the life and work of Camilo Castelo Branco. According to tradition, the novelist was at Quinta das Pirâmides and the physical and human landscapes of the region served as inspiration, namely, for the writing of some chapters of the novel A morgada de Romariz. This circumstance influenced the decision to pay homage to this Portuguese writer, attributing to the fourth titles of Camillian literary productions that biograph citizens who were born or lived, in Vila Nova de Famalicão. Some facilities at this property include room service and free WiFi in all areas. All hotel rooms have a work desk and breakfast, as well as snacks, are served daily (on request and not included in the nightly rate). Guests can also enjoy the lounge with fireplace, tasting the Alvarinho wine and the fruits produced at the Quinta. There are 8 water tanks in granite stone, a stream with running water, and streets for walks and walks inside the Quinta, which also has a football and tennis field, 4 ha of forest, 4 ha of alvarinho vineyard, and 4 ha of production. blueberry. Located 10 km from Braga, 15 km from Guimarães and 7 km from the land of Camilo Castelo Branco, V.N. de Famalicão, the Quinta offers all the conditions to enjoy peace and fresh air. The nearest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, 28 km from the Quinta. The property organizes an airport transfer service at an extra cost. For an even closer contact with nature, we offer the possibility to participate in the harvest and harvesting of chestnuts, in September, and in the harvest of blueberries, from May to July. We are waiting for you! There are several options to reach the property: Taxi, Car Hire, Transfer, and Bus. There will be A SPECIAL PROMOTION on the 16th, 17th and 18th of September. The promotion entitles the guests to breakfast, lunch and they will be allowed to accompany the harvest. If guests are interested, guests will have to pay an extra 25€ for this. The fee will be paid separately. Breakfast is not included in the nightly rate and has an extra cost of €20+VAT per person per night. Breakfast must be ordered at reception upon check-in. You will have, upon request at reception, access to the tennis and football court. Check-in will be done at reception between 16:00 and 00:00. Check-out is until 12:00. Ref. ClubLord-64289 Free Wifi