Those who pass on the road and see the rounded construction may think that it is the oven of an old bakery, but in fact the heat that makes inside is another – under the dome is a hamam, made to live the experience of turkish baths at this end of the Mediterranean. The initial doubt is legitimate: at Companhia das Culturas, which occupies an old farm in Castro Marim, everything that is seen, with the exception of this perforated balloon, was rebuilt from existing buildings, in a project signed by architect Pedro Ressano Garcia.
One of the four apartments occupies an old mill, as well as the large living room where the press and grindstones have been integrated into the décor. The remaining three stay in what once functioned as ovil, and there are still eight rooms where once were the houses of farmers, the caretakers and even the animals.
With 40 hectares, the property dates back at least to 1756 and already goes in the seventh generation, always in the same family. Francisco Palma-Dias and anthropologist Eglantina Monteiro are the couple of owners who guarantee good taste in every novice, from design furniture to works of art, through the pieces of local artisans, also available in the store that makes the reception times.
From the vegetable garden come ingredients for meals and are also being developed oils for a line of its own in the spa, to be added to the brand of amenities launched in 2019, 8950.