Few projects are as ripe with a sense of history and place as São Lourenço do Barrocal: the site’s 16 neolithic dolmen are approximately 7,000 years old, evidence of prehistoric human occupation. The estate itself has remained in the hands of a single Portuguese family for more than two centuries, and is home to cattle, horses, more than 75 species of birds, and countless wild flora and fauna. The ancient farming village forms the heart of the renovated luxury hotel. All of this memory - natural, anthropological, cultural and familial - is brought into meticulous focus in Studio Astolfi’s large-scale cabinet de curiosité installation at Barrocal’s farm-to-table restaurant.
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