Aguiar da Beira

Aguiar da Beira is part of the District of Guarda and part of the demarcated region of the Dão wines. Located 40 kilometers away from Viseu, this Council is composed of 13 parishes, most of them with rural characteristics, as it is possible to verify by looking at its landscape, and therefore being agriculture the main occupation of a large part of the population. There are several traces of the prehistory, as well as from the medieval times, being some these classified as national monument. Important moments in the history of Portugal are associated to this location : Master of Aviz had many supporters here and from this county many men went to the national armies; the French invasions left their tracks, it was the stage of liberal wars (1827) and of the famous Maria da Fonte revolt (1846). Aguiar da Beira is associated with the production of queijo da Serra. In their seasons, chestnuts and potatoes are also of bountiful harvest. The goat, the calf and the greaves are the most typical dishes, as well as the bacalhau à Ponte do Abade (codfish recipe), but the real welcome card are the queijadas (small sweets with cheese). From the hands of the municipality craftspeople come out clogs, basketry, palhoças, capes and bulrush half chaps, the typical garments of this region.

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Caldas da Cavaca

Aguiar da Beira

The waters of Caldas da Cavaca were already used inhabitants in the area, free of charge, to do treatments on dug wells. These termas were later located landside including patron in 1924 but was in 1950 that the resort suffered a major boost, turning it into a resort with excellent conditions for the season. The source of the Cavaca is ...

Largo dos Monumentos Nacionais

Aguiar da Beira

A place of great historical interest, with several important monuments.

Terreiro de Santa Cruz

Aguiar da Beira

Typical House of rural tourism. Offers a suite with private bathroom and three double rooms with a shared bathroom. Still serve meals to guests, since requested in advance.

Torre de Aguiar da Beira

Aguiar da Beira

This battlemented tower was built in the 15th century and is considered a National Monument. The construction has a square plan with four floors and its decoration includes several elements such as the cannon gargoyles, produced after the original construction and the crenels. The building is included in a medieval ensemble which includes the castle and a pillory. This tower ...

Cabicanca

Aguiar da Beira

This resturant, quite simple and with a friendly service, serves quite well prepared dishes of the Beira region and an excellent Penalva do Castelo wine.

Moinho de Água de Porto de Aguiar

Aguiar da Beira

This water mill, on the banks of the river Dão, is still in operation. Consists of two millstones, which can work simultaneously, containing a water access channel that ends in funnel, causing the water between harder at the mill, as ...

Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Verdes

Aguiar da Beira

In this Sanctuary the image of Nossa Senhora dos Verdes stands out, hence it is framed by a gold carving allocated on the main Altar and the iconography from the roof coffers.

Hotel do Vale

Aguiar da Beira

This is the first major hotel in the region, with 31 rooms, all modernly decorated, with several touches of retro style and design in public areas. Close to the Spa of Caldas da Cavaca and shrine of the Lady of ...

Quinta de Santo Estêvão

Aguiar da Beira

This restaurant, with a simple decor, that welcomes several events (weddings, baptisms, etc.), features a typiacl regional menu. It is located on a farm, about 100 hectares large, that produces about 95% of the used ingredients.

Miradouro do Cabeço do Gato

Aguiar da Beira

This belvedere, on te top of a rock, has magnificent views of Aguiar da Beira and of the Estrela Mountain.

Fonte Ameada de Aguiar da Beira

Aguiar da Beira

This quadrangular shape source covers a well and a source of chafurdo. With their coverage makes a stage on the hillside, a space with benches, which allows its public use.

Pelourinho de Aguiar da Beira

Aguiar da Beira

This pillory dated from the 16th century it is formed by a granite column settled above square steps. On its base there is a closed head sustained by small columns, it makes part of the mediaeval architecture joint composed by ...

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