019-83 – Valley of the Ancients

  • €67,000.00


Property ID: 019-83
  • Farms and Estates
  • Property Type


A unique opportunity to acquire an extraordinary property in a stunning location, with almost 8 hectares of land with old olive trees and cork oaks, the ruins of a stone house for reconstruction or renovation and a riparian strip with approximately 300 meters along the margins and banks of a river with native vegetation/ trees. Planning permission may be granted to build a new house.

Here, the historical legacy of the region is evident. In the turbulent waters of the river fast flowing between its craggy banks, signs of human occupation can be traced back at least 8,000 years. In fact, the unmistakable remnants of Roman engineering and of the presence of the Moors are clearly visible, be that in the etymology of place-names like Mouriscas or in the unique techniques for water management and the tending of vegetable and flower gardens bequeathed to the region by its ancient occupiers.

Later, in the 18th and 19th century, water mills and olive presses were powered by the strong river flow but became redundant in the middle of the last century and have since been abandoned.

This ancient legacy proves the importance of the region throughout history: its wealth lay in the production of olive oil and figs and its proximity to the port of Abrantes was indeed crucial, as were the canals that made the Tagus river navigable all year round.


Almost 8 hectares of land with old olive trees and cork oaks
The ruins of a stone house with 50 m2 and a walled area with 30 m2 for reconstruction or renovation and the possibility of getting planning permission to build a new house
Well with plenty of water, a tank for irrigation and a pond
300 meters along the margins and banks of a river with many native plants and trees
Access to the N 358, just over 500 meters away from the property, on a dirt track
Just over 1 km to the bridge over the river Tagus for easy access to Spain and northern Alentejo
600 meters from the Tagus river
3 km to Alvega river beach and petrol stations
Less than 4 km to Mouriscas´ A23 junction
1 1/2 hours to Lisbon
1 1/2 hours to the coast
10 km from the historical city of Abrantes for all amenities, superstores, primary and secondary schools, Higher Education colleges, many places of interest to visit, railway and bus stations
A few minutes from grocery shops, restaurants, a cash point, a pharmacy, cafés, a local market, and a farm shop
Mouriscas railway station only 10 minutes away
Stunning nature trails by the river and an ancient dolmen only 80 meters from the property
Many river beaches nearby (e.g. Alvega, Alamal, Ortiga, Abrantes) for fishing, canoeing, swimming, and many water sports
Close to dams and waterfalls
Arable land once used for farming

Valley of the Ancients in one word: UNMISSABLE!!!


  • City Mação
  • Country Portugal, República Portuguesa


Updated on June 2, 2020 at 6:55 pm
  • Property ID: 019-83
  • Price: €67,000.00
  • Land Area: 80000 m²
  • Property Type: Farms and Estates
  • Property Status: Sold

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