Herdade da Maxuqueira
Herdade da Maxuqueira is situated in the region of Alto Alentejo, about 8 km from Gavião, 1h45 minutes from Lisbon, wich trip is practically all highway. It borders two distinct regions: Ribatejo and Beira Baixa. It belongs to the county of Gavião, Portalegre`s district. Having passed from generation to generation since the sixteenth century, its current owners decided to share the good natural conditions of the farm, through the Rural Tourism, in addition to the agricultural holding: aromatic and medicinal herbs, cork, eucalyptus, pine and cattle breeding, all in organic production. Herdade da Maxuqueira is a very warm and friendly place where you can spend a very pleasant days and carry out outdoor activities, enjoying the pleasures of nature.
Herdade da Maxuqueira across time and generations since the sixteenth century. Of fertile land planted with trees, is situated in Margem village, district of Portalegre and is at the center of a set full of places of tradition and natural beauty, on wich they frame - Gavião, Belver, Alamal river beach, Nisa, Crato, Ponte de Sôr, among others. With pine extensions, cork oaks, eucalyptus and olive trees, ever had rice paddies, wich were the first grown in Portugal. Currently, and after the recent recovery of the main house, beyond the continuity of forestry was strong commitment to agricultural exploitation, which includes the cultivation of aromatic and medicinal herbs and beef cattle, Mertolenga race, in organic production.