A great opportunity to acquire a village house located in the heart of the village of Foz de Arouce, in the Lousã municipality, district of Coimbra. Foz de Arouce is located in a beautiful sunny valley , 1/2 km from the Ceira river.
Casa do Café is situated in a region with a rich history going back to ancient times. The local archeological remnants of this past are many – tiles, bricks, utensils, coins, gravestones and bridges (e.g. the bridge over the Ceira River ) – showing the marked presence of the Roman Empire and the Moors in this region for many centuries. Goldmining was an important economic activity then and carried out locally from antiquity. Foz do Arouce is also well known for a decisive battle fought in 1811 during the Peninsular Wars between the Portuguese forces, flanked by their British allies with Wellington in command, and the French army lead by general Messena.