Alvaiázere

Located in the central area of the country, Alvaiázere is part of Leiria's district. Its name is due to the Arabs presence, who baptized it as Al-Bai-Zir or Alva-Varze. The fertile soils, well irrigated valleys and floodplains and the slopes covered by corn fields, vineyards and olive trees contributed for agriculture to have a leading role in the local economy. In the Serra de Alvaiázere, 600 meters above sea level, in addition to the panoramic view that allows you to observe the ocher and white houses, there are also traces of an ancient fortified village with double circles of walls. There are traces of the past distributed throughout the county, reflected in the various manors and mansions. The manor owned by Duarte Pacheco Pereira, killer of Dona Inês de Castro, still preserves today the Pachecos coat of arms in the main entrance. The local gastronomy suffers from strong mountain influences, the recipes composed by the chícharo, a vegetable cultivated since remote times and used as a forage plant or as an edible vegetable, being the most coveted ones. Every year, in early October, the Gastronomic Festival, in which delicacies made with this ingredient are shown, takes place.

Where to eat in Alvaiázere

Where to sleep in Alvaiázere

Aldear Turismo Rural e de Habitação
Aldear Turismo Rural e de Habitação

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