A little of history...

The Arrábidos and the Saint Anthony Monastery, in Torres Novas

The Franciscans from Santa Maria da Arrábida Province – better known as Arrábidos –, were instituted in 1542 and their monasteries quickly spread all over the country (25 monasteries). To Torres Novas they'll arrive by the end of the 16th century. Here you may find the whole story: it all starts with St. Peter of Alcantara... (move the cursor over the images to know more)

This property later had several owners until, in 2004, the current owners (Isabel Zuzarte Reis Gomes and Álvaro Santos Gomes) transformed it into a Rural Tourism Estate, with the name of Casa dos Arrábidos.