Home Tour: A Portuguese Estate

Francisco de Almeida Dias

In the remote town of Ponte de Lima, Portugal, a family compound embodies the soul of tradition.

The Portuguese live at a crossroads of histories, cultures, arts, and faiths that remain visible even today: Roman fountains, Visigothic churches, Moorish fortifications, and Rococo monasteries. In the country’s far north (an hour’s drive from Porto) in the town of Braga, in a colonial-era mansion whose interiors they redesigned, Catarina Rosas and her two daughters, Cláudia Soares Pereira, ...

 

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