Quinta do Forte (Forte Farm)

Vila Nova de Cerveira
Description
Quinta do Forte was property of several owners before it was given by the Town Hall to the Ministério da Agricultura e Pescas (Agricultural Ministery) in order to settle down the Centro de Formação Profissional (Professional School) was dependent from the Direção Regional da Agricultura de Entre-Douro-e-Minho (Entre-Douro-e-Minho Regional Agricultural Office). The oldest owner we have knowledge is Companhia de Jesus that, after 1759, belonged to the Universidade de Coimbra (University of Coimbra) and then became a school – Colégio de Santa Rita (College of Santa Rita). On the second-half of the XIX century, Quinta do Forte was bought by João António da Rocha Pereira, natural from the place of Carreiro, parish of Sopo who was a former emigrant in Brasil and turned this farm into what it is now.

 

Location: Vila Nova de Cerveira
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