Santar Garden Village is a unique and historical village famed for its beautiful gardens and vineyards that brings the visitor the opportunity to stroll through its open gardens and explore its local wines.
Visitors to Santar Garden Village can choose from 4 experiences including:
- The garden village tour.
- The historical village and gardens tour.
- The historical village and gardens tour and a tasting of two Santar Garden Village wines.
- The gourmet gardens tour with local delicacies and a wine tasting.
- To choose and book your tour select 'Check availability and price'.
More about the Santar Garden Village
Here granite marks its presence and transforms itself in a profusion of walls, fountains, tanks, and manor houses, along with agricultural, rustic, and religious buildings. Behind these walls, lie gardens on terraces and kilometres of hedges in carved boxwood – including the beloved carreiras of Beira – hidden tanks. Fountains are heard and rose gardens and vineyards are opened up.
The Beira’s light and clean air embrace this background in a very distinct manner. This is probably the biggest secret of these noble houses that carry ancient names such as Melo Vasconcellos e Souza, Ibérico Nogueira, Portugal Leal de Loureiro, Cunhas, Pais do Amaral, Bragança, Almeida Castelo Branco, Silveira Pinto, Amaral Reis.
The timeless principles espoused by Fernando Caruncho, landscape designer, as well as the serene dormant nature of each place, made him an obvious choice to become this project’s “gardener”, as he likes to call himself.
Visitors are able to go out and discover the secrets, the views, the heritage, the stories, the people, and the traditions of one of the country’s oldest and best-preserved villages, all through its gardens. Enjoy its charm!
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Discover the historic village of Santar through its gardens. Visit the Interpretative Centre of the House of the Counts of Santar e Magalhães, passing by the old kitchen, the Sacristy, and the Chapel dedicated to Saint Francis of Assis. Stroll through the beautiful historic gardens, vineyards, and vegetable gardens. Gardens to be visited: Counts of Santar e Magalhães, Magnolia, Linhares, Ibérico Nogueira, and Hotel Valverde Santar, property where His Royal Highness D. Miguel Bragança, Duke of Viseu, resides part of the year.
On a stroll through the amazing village of Santar, venture out to discover the streets and alleys, where granite is present, a profusion of walls, fountains, tanks, and noble, agricultural, rustic and religious buildings. Behind these walls, there are gardens with boxwood hedges, tanks are hidden, the fountains are heard, rose gardens and vineyards are opened up. Walk through the gardens of the Counts of Santar e Magalhães, Magnólia, Linhares, Ibérico Nogueira, Misericórdia and Hotel Valverde Santar. Visit the Santar Garden Village Interpretative Centre and in the House of the Counts of Santar e Magalhães, visit the old kitchen, the Chapel, the Sacristy built in the 17th century, and the family coaches that once crossed the trails of the Village.
Stroll across the historic village of Santar through its gardens. A village encompassed in gardens, vegetable gardens and vineyards that are crossed by an unbroken series of gardens such as the Garden of the Counts of Santar e Magalhães, passing through the Magnolia Garden, the Linhares Garden, the Ibérico Nogueira Garden, the latter divided into plots of cultivation, the Misericórdia Church Garden, and finally the Hotel Valverde Santar Garden, with a wavy vineyard that rhythms the mountains that surround the region. Explore the Interpretative Centre of the Santar Garden Village within the House of the Counts of Santar e Magalhães, where you can visit the old kitchen, the Chapel and the Sacristy built in the 17th century. To end this wonderful visit, enjoy a wine tasting of Santar Vila Jardim Red Wine and Santar Vila Jardim White Wine.
Visit the Santar Garden Village Interpretative Centre, discover parts of the renowned House of the Counts of Santar and Magalhães. In the house, you will find treasures such as the 17th century kitchen, the Chapel and the Sacristy. Be amazed by the landscape outlined on the horizon of the Serra da Estrela. Discover the historic village of Santar through its gardens, vegetable gardens and vineyards. Stroll through the Counts of Santar e Magalhães, Magnolia, Linhares, Ibérico Nogueira, the Misericórdia Church Garden and Hotel Valverde Santar Gardens. Taste your senses with Santar Vila Jardim White and Red Reserve Wines and indulge yourself with the infamous Serra da Estrela cheeses that come accompanied with our popular wheat bread in firewood oven, smoked ham, regional sausage, seasonal fruit and vegetables, such as sweet strawberries or cherry tomato with fresh oregano from our vegetable garden. Indulge yourself and enjoy!