Serra do Açor

It belongs to the Old Massif, located in the central country, and it is separated from the Estrela Mountain by the Alva river valley. It is 33 km long and 12 km wide. A part of the Protected Landscape of the Açor Hill, it is mostly composed of schist and has strong but roundish contours. At times there are valleys, water courses and interesting places, such as the waterfalls at Fraga da Pena. In this protected area, also a special note to the Margaraça Woods, of huge natural value, a part of the european network of biogenetic reservations. The vegetation is mostly composed of oak trees and chestnut trees, but also strawberry trees, Portugal laurels, elms and more.There are also several animal species in the woods, namely boars, several birds of prey, salamanders and iberian emerald lizards.


Serra do Açor


  • Mountains
  • car access

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