Easy and free parking in front of the house. Traditional Portuguese house. Mit dem Auto 10min, oder mit dem Bus 15min bis zur Innenstadt in Braga! Die Gegend ist sehr ruhig, perfekt zum Entspannen und dennoch sehr nah an der Stadt, Strand oder Nationalpark. Energie tanken, abschalten oder Adrenalin; Sie haben die Wahl! Das ist der Ort in dem ich aufgewachsen bin, bevor meine Eltern nach Deutschland auswanderten.
Sehr nette und gastfreundliche Menschen leben dort. In Braga legt man viel Wert auf gutes Essen und einen eben so guten Wein Braga Relax. Tem caixa de primeiros socorros e secador de cabelo. Quarto com suite e casa de banho privativa. A banheira de Jacuzzi da casa de banho apenas pode ser usada como duche. O conforto de toda a casa, incluindo uma vista fabulosa e um maravilhoso jardim com dois lagos. Looking to rent a unique holiday home, situated in a quiet area and at the same time have plenty of places to discover? If so, this house is what you are looking for.
For families searching for an old cultural city, full of places to discover, this rental is the right choice. Situated in cobblestone street, with a wonderful view over the countryside, an abundance of charm! The house is fully furnished and tastefully decorated - this accommodation will not disappoint you! The house can accommodate two families 10 persons , and located in a charming area on a Hill in the town of Braga, one of the oldest Portuguese cities and the religious seat of Portugal.
Wherever you go in the center of the town, you will see churches, palaces and fountains. An amazing town! It's surrounded by a park and major locale for walkers and joggers. You can enjoy walks in the woods on foot, by bike , but also pleasant moments of relaxation in the garden and pond. The center of town and the city's cultural center, is within tree minutes drive from the house bus-stop 1 minutes from the house.
You will enjoy the pleasure of living in a quiet and authentic Portuguese neighborhood, and at the same time situated at the crossroads of the most prestigious tourist and cultural sites in northern Portugal. Sweet Home Braga is located in the first floor of a beautiful, contemporary house, Sweet Home as four-bedroom, with all the modern amenities and appliances you expect. The outdoor space focused around a central private garden with too ponds and a waterfall.
The house includes a big living room, a small, well-equipped kitchen, with dining room for eight, 4 gracious bedrooms with 3 shared baths, too of them with hot tub. The house is wired for high-speed DSL Internet connection, and there is house-wide wireless high-speed Internet access as well. From the terrace or balcony you can enjoy your meal while watching spectacular sunsets and views of the mountains.
The location is in one of Braga's finest neighborhoods. Sweet Home Braga is perfect for two families, but one family or two people would also be quite at home in this lovely and comfortable retreat. Older children age 12 and up are welcome.
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The house can accommodate up to 10 guests. Access to the house by an electric gate. Though there is no smoking inside the house there are many outside terraces on the property where you can smoke. Quarto casal, Sweet Home Braga. Antigo espigueiro, restaurado e transformado em acolhedor T1. Vista priveligiada para o jardim e piscina assim como para o exterior. Acesso livre a piscina e jardim. You will find here the essential: the lights of the countryside, the tranquility of a sunset over the mountain, fun hikes.
Every detail was taken care with refinement and quality. Adapted for people with reduced mobility. Ideal for couples and families with children. The surrounding area is of great beauty and bucolic character. Large trees provide refreshing spaces and great serenity. Inside the house, everything has been designed in order to provide rest and comfort, combining good taste and quality.
The lower bathroom allows access to people with reduced mobility. In the near surroundings of the house you can find a typical grocery store. You can buy fresh bread every morning, fresh fruit and vegetables and other essential goods. Quinta do Senhor em Braga. Todos os quartos usufruem de casa de banho privativa, aquecimento, internet e TV por cabo. House by the river. Show all. Popular homes. Quarto quadruplo, Sweet Home Braga. Quarto familiar, Sweet Home Braga.
Quartos duplos com boas areas, sala de leitura e sala comum com vista para piscina. Casa Do Saramago. Os hospedes desta casa de ferias tem acesso a uma varanda. Braga fica a 15 km da Vila Aurora. Falamos o seu idioma. As the patriarch lays dying, the children desperately search for his will hoping to get money to flee the country.
But they are bankrupt -- financially, morally and spiritually. He is the main character, a dentist who is disgusted by his clients. He works on teeth with a television on showing old classic American movies: Edward G. Tarnished silver, moldy books, leaky roofs, dogs crapping on rotting carpets, tattered brocade. The tension builds as the family tries to get itself together to flee the country.
An ugly story but a fascinating read. Photo from thecitypictures. View all 6 comments. Act of the Damned I read this novel easily - which is not the case of all the books of this author - I speak of technical facility and interested in not being lost.
I loved it and admired it. I enjoyed finding him whenever I could.
For these reasons, I recommend it without hesitation to see how Lobo Antunes is a great writer. View all 8 comments. A trabalhar. Estava a referir-me ao Bob Dylan em si. Eu gosto. Vale a pena ouvir.
Mas isso de que serve? As pessoas fazem o que quiserem. View all 9 comments. Jan 31, Marc rated it it was ok Shelves: portugese-literature. Because at first you seem to have ended up in a fairly conventional story, where the narrator informs you that everything is happening shortly after the Carnation Revolution in Portugal , in a wealthy family that feels threatened by the omnipresent communists and wants to flee to Spain, and against the background of the patriarch of the family who is dying.
Those informatio "What the hell is this? Those information elements are useful, there is no doubt about that, because you regularly see references to that frame story pass by. Occasionally there are passages that charm by their intimacy or their hilarity, but they alternate with gross, brutal, and absolutely degenerate situations; it is no coincidence that the words 'imbeciles', 'mongols' and 'incest' regularly fall.
The cacophonic style seems to be deliberately meant to evoke the chaos of a family that feels the ground under its feet moving away. Or does Lobo Antunes just wants to indicate that life itself is so coarse, degenerate and enigmatic? The least you can say is that this novel intrigues and that the author has a lot to offer. The references to Faulkner and Marquez certainly are not unjustified.
But I cannot say that I really enjoyed the burlesque atrabilious-ness of this book, for me it was really over the edge. Perhaps this was not the best choice to get to acquainted with Lobo Antunes, or was it?
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View 2 comments. Jul 07, Darryl rated it liked it. This irreverent and almost indescribably wacky novel is initially set in September in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, less than 18 months after the Carnation Revolution spelled the end of the fascist Estado Novo, the beginning of a democratic government, and the end of colonial rule and civil wars in Angola, Mozambique and elsewhere, as wealthy conservative families saw their worth plummet. The motley cast of characters consist of the younger relatives and in laws of a dying wealthy patri This irreverent and almost indescribably wacky novel is initially set in September in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, less than 18 months after the Carnation Revolution spelled the end of the fascist Estado Novo, the beginning of a democratic government, and the end of colonial rule and civil wars in Angola, Mozambique and elsewhere, as wealthy conservative families saw their worth plummet.
The motley cast of characters consist of the younger relatives and in laws of a dying wealthy patriarch who lives in the Alentejo, as they seek to claim his substantial inheritance before they flee to Spain, which was still under the dictatorial rule of Francisco Franco. The novel consists of narratives from different family members, and from them the decadence and depravity of each of them is revealed, with frequent references to infidelity, incest and other immoral behaviors.
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The characters are absurdly funny but neither believable nor worthy of sympathy, and because I could not relate to any of them I struggled my way through this novel, even though I'm a fan of Antunes's work. Apr 30, Nathaniel rated it really liked it. This is to say that the prose is unusually visceral, coarse, disorganized, playful and interested in avoiding pretention in favor of a swaggering strangeness. A reader suddenly realizes, based on rare instances of direct address in imbedded dialogue, that someone new inhabits the first person perspective, around whose discomfort and frustration Antunes layers his ubiquitous, over-the-top prose.
He could be faulted for failing to differentiate these narrative voices more clearly. For long stretches, Antunes will also narrate several things at once, overlaying them in alternating sentences. The mongoloid finished her oatmeal in a typhoon of soggy morsels, and the maid used the torn shirt to wipe her clean before unstrapping her. The procession trampled over the already twisted, tortured lanes to the accompaniment of clarinets, trombones, and tambourines in a heart-rending display of miserable splendour.
The fireworks burst into luminous flakes in the air and we only heard them once they were fading in powdery threads. While it fits into the cluster of authors I mentioned at first, it is unique and will either repel a reader within five pages or make him tolerate heaps of cruelty, mockery of retards, incest, random violence, scheming and confusions. As I read the novel, I was, at times, unsure what I thought of it and unsure of whether or not I would read Antunes again. In retrospect, I may just have been too overwhelmed and off-track to enjoy it properly. Jul 08, Caitlin rated it did not like it.
I really disliked this book. I like to read authors from the countries I visit and Atunes is my first Portuguese one. The praise on the book cover led me to believe that this was going to be a passionate family story, but I found every character to be disreputable. There was no moral center so I felt disconnected and didn't care about any of the characters. There wasn't anyone I could slightly root for.
Even anti-heroes in books or movies the audience roots for, with a sense of guilt. I don't li I really disliked this book. I don't like a lot of metaphors and similes in the books I read because I often find them illogical and interrupting to the flow of a narrative. Writing can be beautiful and deep without constant comparisons. This book is full of similes and they rarely had the effect intended. Most of them didn't make sense or mixed metaphors. Here is an example of a really bad simile, "My sister turned on the spigot, which resembled a gaping fish-mouth, and I reached for a tentacle of soap, stretched out like a fakir on a bed of rubber nails.
Bending over the the running water without touching it, I stared in amazement at the fish's continual, turbulent, imperturbable vomit" It starts out all right but then switches comparisons mid sentence, moving from an aquatic comparison to a religious one, not to mention it ends disgustingly. The other major problem I had is the book has many narrators, mostly members of the family, the notary being an exception.
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Multiple narrators is common so I don't have a problem with that. My problem is with the voice and tone of the book. The characters had their own personalities, flaws and troubles, but from the narration itself they all sound the same. Everyone thinks in the same heavy metaphorical way and there is very little to differentiate from the style of the writing who is the speaker. I think if an author is using more than one narrator then the writing should reflect the different personalities and thought-processes of each narrator. Any differences were very subtle.
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Even when Francisco, the youngest of the narrators, talks he sounds the same. And the first narrator seems to have an inordinately long section even though he is not in the rest of the book, and is just an in-law although the other in-law does play an important part.
This first character, Nuno, is just as fucked up as the rest of the characters and may have committed two murders for no reason, if they even happened and weren't just his overworked imagination. What kept me reading was the novel is short so it felt like I should finish it. The prose does have a certain rhythm to it that moves the reader continually onward and I can see how people would find it beautiful, especially if they like the heavy-handed metaphors. Toward the end of the book the theme of the paranoia about encroaching Communists and the need to flee to Spain with some semblance of financial well-being becomes prominent, almost making the novel worth it.
Maybe it is a translation issue, or maybe it is that my experience with Portuguese people had nothing in common with these immoral "white trash" characters who didn't care about anyone, not really even caring for themselves. But of course, is a very different cultural period for Portugal than the s were. View all 3 comments. Sep 29, David Butler rated it it was ok. A book that wallows in the ugly with predictable incestuous entanglements and related grotesquery.
May 15, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: portugal , short-reads , gothic-portuguese. I want to learn more about the culture and the history. I want to hear Portuguese voices that are less well-known and more local in their interests. To be honest, Saramago has a little too much magical realism for me as well and I don't think he always addresses the elephant in the room which is the Salazar legacy.
This is the second Antunes book I've read and, god, what a bitter experience. He may not be as violent as Cormac McCarthy, but his world view is not much better. He writes at a level far above me with perspectives changing in mid-paragraph at one point. I find his books compelling because of the characters. I have a dark view of the world too and I like seeing characters that are more complex than the sanitized ones I watched on telenovelas growing up.
I am also a Faulkner fan and I share Antunes' interest in decaying families.. Antunes is a also doctor and I can see that in his descriptions of bodily fluid, odors, and stuff I don't even want to mention. Sometimes, it was a little much. I don't know if I'll keep reading him, but I appreciate his view of the Portuguese and their history. I will probably do so, particularly because he has novels about Angola and that is a topic I sorely want to know more about. Jun 22, James JD Dittes rated it liked it Shelves: , escapist-lit-from-countries-that-fa , cool-writings. A left-wing takeover of Portugal frames the events in this book, but aside from the opening and closing pages, the collapse of a family is the focus.
Thrown into this toxic political mix is a family that is morally, spiritually and intellectually bankrupt. The mansion seems to be falling apart around the dying patriarch. His insane children play at trains around his bedpan. And the only rational members of the family--who also happen to be the most morally bankrupt--circle to divide his fortune.
T A left-wing takeover of Portugal frames the events in this book, but aside from the opening and closing pages, the collapse of a family is the focus. This is very experimental fiction that Antunes is providing here. Multiple perspectives come to play in the book, and the reader is never sure just who it is that's speaking. I often made it to the third or fourth page of a chapter before figuring out--oh, this is the character! And there were many places where the perspective shifted within chapter and within paragraph.
Another challenge the book provides is there are very few names used. The brother-in-law, the railroad engineer, the daughter.
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