Land of Culture


Serving as a source of inspiration for the novel “The City and the Mountains”, Casa de Tormes, which today houses the Eça de Queiroz Foundation, is an important museum of the writer’s collection and keeps the house alive as Eça knew it and shared it with his last work.

The Eça de Queiroz Foundation focusses its operation on cultural, education, agricultural and touristic activities and is a driving entity of the Parish of Santa Cruz do Douro and the County of Baião. Tormes… is a mythical place – those were the words used by Eçade Queiroz to describe this house and the farm (inherited under the name Quinta de Vila Nova) and whom he fell for…

To learn more, visit the Eça de Queiroz Foundation website:

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