CASA DE ENCOSTURAS was built in 1773. Since then, as usual during those times, it had been being expanded and adapted to the size of the family living in. Its style is greatly influenced by the Brazilian architecture. From 1816 to 1850, according to preserved documents, it had been in this House that the Authority which used to administrate the expenses and the income of S. Nicolau Parish, in Cabeceiras de Basto , was placed.
The fact that this property is full of history has influenced us, the current owners, Maria & António Vaz Maia, to keep it alive, by developing a small seasonal industry, in order to give the place the projection that it definitely deserves.
Situated at S. Nicolau, Lugar de Encosturas, in the EN 205 to Póvoa do Lanhoso/Vieira do Minho, 5 km from downtown.