The heritage of centuries
The past is a constant presence at Quinta de Calhariz. Here, there is history everywhere, in every place we go to, and in every rock you see. Since pre-historic settlements of the Bronze and Iron Ages, from the Phoenician and Roman times to more recent periods of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque , there was always a constant occupation of this location, known today as Quinta de Calhariz - which has been owned by the same family since the 15th century.
In order to have a better understanding of the history of Quinta de Calhariz, here is a brief chronology of the main events and the construction of the most important architectural buildings of the property.
Traces of occupation of the Land of Calhariz
5 000 - 3 000 b.C. (Neolithic)
Occupation of the first farming and grazing communities, in the Land of Calhariz, which corresponds to the menhir of Vale da Palha.
2 000 - 800 b.C. (Bronze Age)
Occupation of the Land of Calhariz, during the Bronze Age, with a large piece of land, to which corresponds the funerary monument or dolmen of Roça do Casal do Meio.
700 b.C. - 200 b.C (Iron Age)
Arrival of sailors of Eastern Mediterranean, with traces of a sanctuary at Lapa da Cova.
100 b.C.- 500 a.C. (Roman Period)/h3>
Roman farming in the Land of Calhariz, with existing remains of a house at Vale da Palha..