Located in the village of Cumeada 5 km from Reguengos de Monsaraz, the Casa (House) was born in 1952 by the hand of Ti Canhão (Domingos Rodrigues Canhão). A man of integrity, a lover of his living space , of the trees he planted here and of the animals he cared for. In the village lives the memory of the quatrains which he recited to the card partners or at the local bar, and his pleasure in sitting on the edge of the door on rainy days. This century, a family that began the reconstruction of the House,lived here happy days and created a space adorned with the creativity of Leonor Rebello de Andrade. Whether in the rustic frontage or in the trees that remain, as in hand-painted tiles or in “peace and quietness” imprinted in the cement, the memory of both remains alive. Today, with the maximum use of existing materials, the Casa is reborn giving new meanings to objects with stories and creating new spaces for growth. The biological garden still infantile, does the honors of the outer space.
In Cumeada is the Seat of the Reserve Dark Sky Alqueva, 5km from Reguengos de Monsaraz and 3km from the riverside village of Alqueva, Campinho. The village is a quiet and central place for those who wish to discover the rich ethnographic and cultural heritage (Herdade do Esporão, S. Pedro do Corval, Monsaraz, etc.), walks and/ or cycling, nautical, observation of the skies, equitation, etc.