The Garden of the Episcopal Palace of Castelo Branco is one of the most original examples of the Baroque architecture in Portugal. Especially with regard to the statuary: the symbolic aspects and the arrangement of its elements in thematic paths.
From the birthplace of D. Jorge da Costa (Cardinal of Alpedrinha) - the man who (it is said) won the Pope's approval for the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494), which divided the riches of the globe between the Portuguese and the Castilians - one could not expect anything else: the people from Alpedrinha knew how to choose a special place for themselves.
The Lagar de Varas do Cabeço das Pesqueiras was acquired by the municipality in 2007 and was the target of requalification in 2011. It is a building built in typical masonry of the region (shale and quartzite) that with the careful reconstruction it received, new uses were defined for the space of the Lagar and its annexes, in order to be visitable as a museum centre and to preserve and enhance the entire estate.