Manor House,, designated in Portuguese as the
“Paço de S. Cipriano" is, above all,
a Family House.
To these several buildings, involved in a traditional
and picturesque atmosphere, has been for centuries
linked a Family that owns strong values and beliefs,
and, generation after generation , creates a chain
that makes Tradition survive through the times.
A Manor House is much more than the Crest that
it shows, but what is really important is the
people who are dwelling there and give it a rare
Each stone, decoration, tree, vineyard, garden,
gravestone, spring, cellar or eventually a less
elegant detail, are the marks that the generations
leave in the House, giving it its human trace.
And also the dreams that haven´t yet come
true and the projects that will come to life in
the future are a part of the patrimony that belongs
to the House and to the Family that dwells in
it . Because a House like this is not only its
past; it has got a present and ought to have a
We can say that the Family and its values are
the “soul" of the House.
And all this explains the mystery and the spell
that involves the Paço de S. Cipriano.