Brasão Casa da Obra

Casa da Obra - Alojamento Local is a historical infrastructure that goes back to the late 16th century and early 17th century, when the Society of Jesus founded a house here, which became known as a ‘Jesuit Retreat’.


During the first half of the 20th century, Francisco Vitor Cardoso – military engineer by profession – was taking part in the construction of highway 222 (EN 222) when he acquired this manor, which would later on be passed down to his granddaughter, Margarida Nogueira de Mesquita Cardoso, niece of the famous engineer, Edgar Cardoso.

Later on, Margarida and her husband, Manuel Rosa Nunes, commissioned a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Mercy and decided to use the entire development – known as Casa da Obra - for tourism, particularly focusing on Religious Tourism, Rural Tourism, and Environmental Tourism.