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Torre das Milagres

By HarrietH
The house has a story, it was built in the late 19th or early 20th century by a wealthy family who had a child who was said to be dying of tuberculosis(as quite often happened). A doctor told them to take the child near the sea to see if it would recover its health. They built this very large house with a tower and took the child there and he/she was cured. They call this house Casa de Torre das Milagres. The Tower of Miracles.
A nice story but now it is being left to fall down and perhaps has a developer waiting just for this as it is situated on a very large block of land right in front of the ocean.

I have repeated the story as perhaps it was missed when I posted the graffiti painted boarded up gate. In V1 the gate belongs to the house next door and not the Tower. V2 and V3 are more views of the actual house.

Tags: Portugal Cascais Landscape and travel Torre das Milagres

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NaturesHaven 10 283 6 England
15 Aug 2013 11:26AM
Don't you just love developers............GrinGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
15 Aug 2013 11:33AM
A lovely place !
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
15 Aug 2013 11:37AM
What a shame to allow this beautiful home to deteriorate, Maureen. The gardens look in good order, let's hope someone will buy it and restore it to its original beauty. Three fine captures. Carol
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 11:44AM
Thought that had read that before Maureen, a sad but story of hope for many, but so sad to see this so abandoned
I like the first view as says so much with the lovely gardens
richmowil Plus
12 465 2 England
15 Aug 2013 11:59AM
Thre good captures!!
15 Aug 2013 12:24PM
A beautiful place! And of course the great photos, Maureen!Smile
Regards Valery
15 Aug 2013 12:30PM
Excellent captures!
HarrietH Plus
11 303 Portugal
15 Aug 2013 1:15PM

Quote:What a shame to allow this beautiful home to deteriorate, Maureen. The gardens look in good order, let's hope someone will buy it and restore it to its original beauty. Three fine captures. Carol

The gardens you can see Carol are next door, all wealthy people along that part of the sea front. The Tower must have had gardens as fine or finer in its heyday. There are ruined tennis courts and a swimming pool. It must have been wonderful at one time. The King of Portugal (he was assassinated in the early 19th century) loved this region and spent summer in Cascais, his children played with the fisher folk's children and the people of the court wanted to be near him and his family so built mansions all along the sea front. At that time Cascais was of difficult access but all that has changed now, the King has gone and some of the houses are now hotels.
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
15 Aug 2013 1:16PM
Fascinating house
15 Aug 2013 1:46PM
Wonderful pictures but such a shame the building is decaying.
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
15 Aug 2013 3:13PM
A Great set ,but what a shame no one will buy it to make it up nicelySmile
Mike_Smith Plus
14 813 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 5:35PM
Three cracking pictures and V1 i like the most i could live there
15 Aug 2013 8:40PM
Great set and great write up. Cathy
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
16 Aug 2013 3:56AM
God's abode, one must realize to make it a heritage, esp for non believers.

Thanks for sharing , the pic with write up.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 7:33PM
A lovely story and with the name I'd like to think it was true.
A real pity if left to deteriorate - now it needs another miracle.
xwang 12 56 8
16 Aug 2013 9:20PM
The house seems still fine from this set of the picture, apart from empty and need a bit work done.. it is really a shame to see it fall apart.
17 Aug 2013 12:22AM
A great set and lovely write up..Lin
debu 11 India
19 Aug 2013 5:25AM
Lovely set of images.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 2:59AM
Bom dia Maureen!
Wonderful images, love the wall textures, the tower's shape and the abundace of green! Grin
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
14 Oct 2013 9:12AM
Very beautiful!- Well taken,Harriet!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ---- JukkaSmile

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