Almeida

Almeida's county is located in Beira interior, in an area called Planalto das Mesas. This location, on a bleak plateau, caused it to be an area coveted by invading troops, who took advantage of the lack of barriers to move forward in the territory. That's what happened – among others – with Napoleon's troops who, in his final onslaught against the Portuguese territory, chose Almeida as a starting point for the conquest. Its territory shows traces of human presence since the Palaeolithic period, some pre-Roman settlements also still subsisting. Its history, which is old and rich, is consolidated in three historical centers: the medieval villages of Castelo Mendo and Castelo Bom and the village of Almeida. Currently some monuments worth visiting are still left over in these villages, such as Castelo Bom and Castelo Mendo castles and Castelo Mendo's pillory. The gastronomy is rich and varied and it includes the famous local sausages and cheeses, game dishes, the river fish, the míscaros (kind of mushrooms), the meruges salad (flower salad with herbs harvested along the creeks) and, for dessert, curds with pumpkin and almond jam, tomato and cherry jam and the bola doce (cake made with cinnamon and either Port wine or fig liquor). As a digestive, try a Ginja (sour cherry liquor) or a Jeropiga (grape must and brandy liquor).

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