Casa Agricola da Levada
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The Casa Agrícola Levada is located within the city limits of Vila Real de Tras-os-Montes. With the advantage of being inserted in a city is the parent of a farm of 10 hectares which provides peace and tranquility one s own field. The house was built in 1922 by Joaquim Francisco Costa Lobo at the time governor of the province of Mozambique and the Mayor of Vila Real and the design of the house is awarded to Raul Uno due to its typical Portuguese architecture. There are about eight years Albano Costa Lobo came to live in this house with the idea of returning to explore agriculture however abandoned at the time of his father. The fifth had been for some years a system of tenancy and the house uninhabited for thirty years. There have been some agricultural experiments greenhouses gardens and a creation of lambs with the collaboration of the University of Tras-os-Montes. When for various reasons these occupations have not quite right the owner found solutions for other types of agriculture planting trees almond walnut and hazelnut to obtain dried fruits and other parts watered farm apple trees were planted pear cherry currants and blueberries used in the home and where there are jams and spirits that are consumed by guests in addition to producing delicious honey. Tourism housing emerged however as an alternative to farming which was well done. Another nice feature of the house is the proximity of the river Corgo which allows fishing enthusiasts long hours of quiet and barbels expecting Escalos. And a house that allows the rest of the field and giving at the same time the opportunity to experience a region rich in customs and beautiful town of Vila Real.