The delight of Portuguese cuisine
The restaurant of the Parador Casa da Ínsua allows you to enjoy an updated vision of the varied traditional cuisine of the Portuguese region of Dâo, with flavours such as green broth, rice dishes, veal or cod in its multiple presentations. A proposal open to other international creations and where artisan desserts, such as castendo, stand out.
Dining surrounded by romantic gardens
A beautiful and pleasant space located in the noble part of the Baroque-style stately home, ideal for discovering Portuguese gastronomy. The menu also includes products produced on the estate itself, such as Bravo de Esmolfe apples and Serra da Estrela sheep cheeses, both with Designations of Origin, as well as wines produced in the cellar.
Type of kitchen
Rice with kid, chestnuts and mushrooms; cod in corn and olives bread, with chickpea puree and sautéed cabbage; grilled veal with rice and black beans, sautéed cabbage and pineapple.
The first Parador outside Spain
The complex was built by Luis de Alburquerque de Mello Pereira y Cáceres, Hidalgo of the Spanish Royal House, and later Governor and Captain General of the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil. It retains the two original towers that he built, a huge courtyard and the imposing façade with large windows. You'll love strolling through its gardens, where you'll find botanical species as rare as they are beautiful.
The overall interior decor with works by renowned artists is a reminder of its past, such as the fountain in the courtyard by the Italian master Nicola Bibaglia, the hand-painted wallpaper by Gué, and the artillery pieces from the times of Queen Maria Cristina.
The Parador also houses a farm that produces cheese and marmalade, an activity that you can join in, along with a tasting session of Dão wines. Its two outdoor swimming pools, the reading and games room, the gym and the chapel, are other spaces that will make you wish that you could stop time to enjoy this destination all the more.