Aldeias Históricas de Portugal

Villages

Big House (Marrocos Family Manor)

Idanha-a-Velha

Idanha-a-Velha

The house was built in the 20th century, built by the main family of local rural landowners. The project was added onto the previous home, influencing the new layout. Eclectic in style, but in line with the “smooth Portuguese” taste, its designer is unknown. It is known, primarily, for its carefully crafted construction, especially for the artistic ashlar stonework. The work was suspended in the 50s and the interior remained unfinished. The house is part of a large closed block, which includes an area for farm work. In a third area, there are facilities for domestic animals. The Big House, though it appears to be isolated, is surrounded by other agricultural installations, forming the centre of the work on the family farmstead, the fields of which surround Idanha-a-Velha.