Santa Cruz do Douro

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 Fundação Eça de Queiroz, Casa de Tormes


Experience the 19th century Douro Verde at this beautiful quinta, dedicated to one of Portugal's most famous writers.

José Maria Eça de Queiroz (1845-1900) was a very talented writer. The language used in his essays, stories and novels is beautiful, with a touch of satire and criticism of politics and the church.

The quinta, Casa de Tormes, originally belonged to his wife's family. Inspired by his stays on the quinta he wrote 'The City and the Mountains'. Recommended to anyone who wants to learn more about the history of this region.

This museum is a must for everyone! A beautiful location that will also appeal to non-readers and non-Portuguese speakers.


opening times :

Tue-Sun (& Bank Holidays):

09:30-12:30 &


days the museum is closed:

  • Closed on Mondays.
  • Closed on Easter.
  • Closed on Christmas.
  • Closed on 1st January.
Entrance to the house is on an hourly basis:
09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30.

entrance price: :  5€

Students get a discount.

language support:

Make a reservation, to be guided in another language.


Quinta de Tormes,
Caminho de Jacinto,
Santa Cruz do Douro (Baião )

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