The estate Quinta da Lagoalva is located in a region of unique natural beauty extended in the south bank of the river Tagus, approximately 2km from the town of Alpiarça and 11 km of the city of Santarém. Its historical, human and agricultural atmosphere provide the visitor an unforgettable combination of sensations and life changing experiences related with the rural world. The history of the estate goes back to the 12th century, when the King of Portugal delivered these lands to the Ordem of Santiago de Espada, due to its heroic deeds in the conquest of Santarém. The land stayed in the hands of this military Ordem for 6 centuries until it was transferred to the second Duke of Palmela. Since then and throught generations these lands still belong to members of the Palmela family.