Casa Santo António Britiande

Casa de Santo António de Britiande

Casa Santo António Britiande

Casa de Santo António de Britiande

Casa Santo António Britiande

Casa de Santo António de Britiande

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Casa de Santo António de Britiande

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Casa de Santo António de Britiande

The Region

The best known legend of this village, so the story goes, is the one that gave it its name. When King D. Afonso Henriques and his men passed through Britiande they saw walnuts on the ground. The king was in a hurry but the soldiers stared at them longingly. So he ordered them to Brite e Ande –“Britiande” - crack (the nuts) and walk.


Opposite Casa de Santo António de Britiande in Largo de S. Sebastião are the Pelourinho or pillory, and the Chapel of S. Sebastião. Immediately after it is the Igreja Matriz or parish church, richly decorated with a beautiful high altar, the side walls embellished with 18th century frescoes. Take a trip to see the chapels as well as the manor houses scattered throughout the parish, all dating from the 18th century: Casa dos Sá Pereira and Casa dos Teixeira Rebelo.

 

Cister Wine Route

Discover the lavish marriage between nature and history that the Route of the Cistercian Vineyards has to offer.

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