Quinta de Santo António da Juncosa

Built: 16th century

Abandoned: 1940

Visited: 2016


This old farm was property of baron Luis de Lencastre Carneiro de Vasconcelos. The baron is the center of an urban legend. The story goes that the baron suspected his wife had another lover. He dragged her with a rope behind his horse until she died. In a shock he later murdered his children and commited suicide. But the facts tell another story, the baron died in 1933, his wife in 1955.


There is not much info about this farm. Its probably built in the 16th century. Not much of the original farm is visible today. Fact is, during my visit in 2016, the farm was abandoned for more than 75 years.

Photo of Quinta de Santo António da Juncosa

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