Santo António: Celebrating 13th June with Lisboa’s Patron Saint
One of Lisboa’s most eagerly-awaited festivals – the Festas dos Santos Populares, is celebrated in the Portuguese capital as the Festival of Santo António. Saint Anthony of Padua (August 15th 1195 – June 13th 1231) was a Portuguese Catholic priest and Franciscan friar who became a saint in 1232 and was made a Doctor of the Church in 1946.
We in VRSA will also celebrate this day, not only because as so-called “Little Lisbon” we are a small edition of the capital of Portugal. Anthony of Lisbon is also the patron saint of Portugal as well as of lost things. We invite you to stay with us at the Grand House during these holidays.
Portugal’s Eastern Algarve is an undiscovered gem. One of the country’s best-kept secrets, this special destination is a tribute to tradition, a song of saudade, an emotional state of mind that describes the Portuguese soul and identity by preserving ancient history, a unique cultural heritage, traditional crafts and a unique ecosystem.
Sometimes you must give your consciousness a break. … find places and create moments that breathe ease of mind. Such as the Grand House. A thoroughly positive place.
We encourage you to live life in the slow lane, to appreciate human connections, to be intentional with your time, to give yourself a “negative-free break”.
So, next time you plan a trip to the Grand House, enjoy the moment, watch the sunsets, laugh at jokes, walk barefoot on the beach, hear the sound of the ocean, and enjoy our good food with family and friends.
We can build your golf package from scratch to meet your specific requirements if needed. Just inform us where you’d like to play, how many rounds you prefer and any other preferences.
To be inspired, click on some of the nearest Golf Courses to start your perfect trip:
15 km distance – Monte Rei Golf & Country Club the only signature Jack Nicklaus golf course in Portugal
15 km distance – Quinta da Ria & Quinta de Cima two x 18 holes golf courses one with view over the Atlantic ocean
5 km distance – Castro Marim Golf & Countryhouse
and much more…
Friends may come and go, but family is forever. They may drive us crazy at times, but there’s no doubt our families play an integral role in shaping our lives. There’s nothing better than spending time with our loved ones. When life gets busy, it’s important to pause and enjoy some family time. Welcome to the Grand House!