Symbol of economic development and the power of nobility which took place in the Douro during the eighteenth century, Cape House also reflects cultural and architectural message of baroque mansion with affinities to programs Nasoni, who found in the Douro, and the county S. John of Fisheries, space and ambience for its dissemination and expansion. Why is situated on the eastern end of the then population cluster of S. John of Fisheries, was named Cape House and it was getting in the memory and everyday life of people who passed by that place during their routine day to day, or the bustle of farm work. In the symbolism of collective memory was also his countenance, his whole space, its grandeur before the surrounding, the quantification of n. No. of doors and windows, 365, and to quantify the days of the year, all different (according to the decoration of grammar nasoniana) is one such exemplos.No central body flanked by pilasters topped by Bonfires, there is the counter cut prismatic pillars resting on the cap, the emblem on Johannine gabled circular monumental.
Parallel to the area of the property, there is the French-style garden with a representation of the mythological, where the 4 Seasons Vincam and drive this feature representation of symbolism. Another element parallel to this whole living space and entertainment space, and characterizes his understanding is the existence of the forest, this area is seen as a symbolic matter, and demand the withdrawal and rest.
The Cape House followed over nearly three centuries the evolution of space and society that surrounds it and in which it operates. It's worth a visit to the interior of this mansion, now the Palace of Justice.
Monday to Friday from 09H00 - 17H30
Admission is free.