Casa da Tapa is the oldest residence in Vila Pouca de Aguiar. It’s possible to track its existence at least to the beginning of the 17th century, when the house was owned by Pedro Machado, Captain of the Ordinance of Vila Pouca de Aguiar, clerk and notary of this county (according to a letter of 1624).
Casa da Tapa is also one of the seven emblazoned buildings of the county. You can visit the Library of Vila Pouca de Aguiar to see the permanent exhibition on the emblazoned houses of the county. The passing of the centuries brought changes to the initial structure of the house, but the building retains its imposing and historical character.