Historic village of Linhares da Beira (Celorico da Beira) (***)

Historic village of Linhares da Beira (Celorico da Beira) (***)

Linhares da Beira obtained charter in 1169 granted by D. Afonso Henriques and in 1855 loses this status with liberal administrative reform. Linhares da Beira located on the northwest face of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park is one of the most … (Read more)

Historical Village of Castelo Rodrigo (**)- Christopher de Moura hero or traitor?

Historical Village of Castelo Rodrigo (**)- Christopher de Moura hero or traitor?

"Castle Rodrigo I kept the image of thirty years, when I first went there, an old decaying village, where the ruins were already only a ruin of ruins, as if everything were to undo in … (Read more)

Historical Village of Sortelha (Sambucus) (***)

Historical Village of Sortelha (Sambucus) (***)

A 760 meters of altitude, Sortelha is one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal. Granite builds all buildings: housing, churches, castle, about defense, passing through the narrow cobbled streets, torn here and there on the rock, in permanent gap. All to … (Read more)

MENDO CASTLE (***) (Almeida), I have visited this fantastic historical village?

MENDO CASTLE (***) (Almeida), I have visited this fantastic historical village?

The description made by José Saramago in "Journey to Portugal" in 1981 Mendo Castle is very faithful: "The first stop of the day is in Castelo Mendo. Side view is a fortress, village completely enclosed by walls, with two … (Read more)

Sheet set of Vilar Maior (Sambucus) (**)

Sheet set of Vilar Maior (Sambucus) (**)

  Probably not many Portuguese know the village of Vilar Maior in the municipality of Sabugal, however it is one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal. Learn why! Vilar Maior is not one of the twelve historic villages in Beira … (Read more)

Sheet set and Spa Longroiva (Mêda) (*)-Miraculous waters Templar territory

Sheet set and Spa Longroiva (Mêda) (*)-Miraculous waters Templar territory

In my penultimate visit to Longroiva, in the county of Mêda, in 2008, I like cicerone the pastor Anthony Lover, much knowledge and patience to visitor as Interrogator, pass away in 2010, for him wish a beneficent rest. Longroiva is a … (Read more)

Historical Village of Marialva (Mêda) (***)-It is one of the most beautiful villages of Europe

Historical Village of Marialva (Mêda) (***)-It is one of the most beautiful villages of Europe

“August 19 - Departure of Cancelos to Marialva. We passed the village of Meda, rather crowded and does not offer the decay appearance of other settlements. Marialva way to rocky terrain and variously injured. Distance from Meda a league. Appearance … (Read more)

Stronghold of Almeida (Historical Village of Portugal) (***)

Stronghold of Almeida (Historical Village of Portugal) (***)

Did you know that ... Almeida Fortress is a lesson in the baroque military architecture stone is also an immense historical evocation of space and one of 12 historic villages of Portugal? This fort is one of the most monumental squares arms … (Read more)

Dornes (Ferreira Zêzere)- Unusual Templar tower in the landscape

Dornes Dornes Templar is a small town, anchored in a spur on the reservoir dam of Castelo de Bode in Zêzere. Due to its position the town has an interesting landscape impact; beyond this reason, two others complain the … (Read more)

5 Tourist Places in Belmonte

The similarity of what happens to Mértola villages or Obidos, Belmonte (village classified as Historical Village of Portugal) is a true open-air museum. It is the land of Pedro Alvares Cabral, Brazil and the rest of the discoverer … (Read more)

Historic Centre of the town of Crato (*)- At the heart of the Knights Hospitaller

We confess, Noted that here in Portugal, have a especialpredilecção by peaceful Alentejo boroughs with its soothing silence and keeper recatos historical value. An example is this village of Crato, churches that still houses, manor houses and … (Read more)

Castelo Bom (Almeida) (*)- the village that was never classified as narrowly Historical Village of Portugal, but it is nonetheless true and beautiful

"Come see a piece of history of Portugal and inlaid granite peninsula in the high Beira Interior. A lost village where you can find a story in every corner, a testimony of the past, a mark of weather or culture … (Read more)

12 Historic Villages of Portugal in the Central Region are in odd places Turismo de Portugal

As 12 Historic Villages are magnificent spaces, an odd beauty, even in international context. These towns, where the stone is owner and lady (almost all granite), are carregadinhas of legends, Mysteries, landscape beauty, history and art. … (Read more)

Fortified burg and panorama Marvão (***)

Marvão is one of the most stunning and unspoilt Portuguese fortified villages, steep escarpment in quartz, share 862m. The picture that can be seen from the castle is breathtaking Marvão, thereby stretches the view: a norte as … (Read more)

Historic center Penamacor (*)- The birthplace of one of the most important figures of the European Enlightenment

3-Reasons to visit the historic center of Penamacor 1-At high grand panorama of the castle 2- The well-preserved medieval citadel highlighting its donjon, Tower Clock, the old Town Hall, the … (Read more)