In thefar north of Lisbon, also part of the West Sub-Region, is the municipality of Cadaval. One of the most striking aspects of this municipality is the Serra de Montejunto, whose Regional Protected Landscape Area has attracted more visitors, who flock to this place to explore caves, residual lagoons, necropolises and prehistoric fossils. Vineyards and the famous Rocha pears abound in the municipality’s lands; Painho's sponge cake (pão de ló) is very popular, as is Montejunto honey. Handicrafts include porcelain pieces, basketry, Arraiolos rugs, dried flower arrangements and straw furniture.
What to do in Cadaval
Miradouro da Cruz Salvé Rainha
Location offering a panoramic view over the village of Pragança and much of the municipality of Cadaval, as well as the surrounding agricultural fields.
Serra de Montejunto
The Serra de Montejunto is fifteen kilometers long and reaches 666 meters at its highest point, from where you can enjoy a vast panorama. The dominant vegetation is holm oak and kermes oak. There is a great abundance of water, coming from the springs that surround it.
Núcleo Museológico do Moinho das Castanholas
There were previously 36 metal frame mills in the municipality of Cadaval, which reflects the importance of cereal production. This mill is one of the remaining ones, now serving, after being deactivated in 1995 and purchased by the City Council, …
Casa e Capela da Quinta do Fidalgo
Baroque house and chapel dating from the 17th century. Set with a U-shaped plan, consisting of three bodies: the house with a square plan and a rectangular body with two floors that in its half incorporates the chapel. Inside the …
Convento Dominicano de Nossa Senhora das Neves
Convent initially built in the 13th century and then rebuilt in the second half of the 17th century. Currently, it is in ruins, however, it is still a magnificent monument that is worth visiting. Along the mountainside, you can still …
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda / Morabito do Cercal
Probably built in the 12th century and adapted into a Catholic cult building in 1602. Currently, it is no longer used for worship, but as a goat pen.
Located in the Serra de Montejunto, this town has Neolithic remains until the 12th century, and this permanence is documented with protohistoric, prehistoric and Roman remains. The old houses from the 17th to the 19th century, with exterior staircases and …
Percurso Pedestre Trilho da Quinta da Serra
Pedestrian route five kilometers long and lasting around two and a half hours. It is located in the Serra de Montejunto, in the Protected Landscape area and extends to the parish of Lamas. This route is full of extremely beautiful …
Percurso Pedestre Trilho do Cercal
Pedestrian route measuring approximately twelve kilometers and lasting approximately four hours. It is located in the Serra de Montejunto, at the northern end of the Protected Landscape, and extends through the parish of Cercal. It passes through cultivated fields, vineyards …
Percurso Pedestre Penha do Meio Dia
A two-kilometre walking trail, along which you can see a small lagoon, several cliffs that are nesting sites for birds, the surrounding villages and the plain that extends to the sea.
Real Fábrica de Gelo de Montejunto
Set of buildings designed for the production and conservation of ice, including a water harvesting system. It was built to supply the Royal House and the city of Lisbon. Cleaning was carried out in 1988, after around a hundred years …
Museu Municipal do Cadaval
Museum with collections ranging from paleontology, archeology and the history and cultural heritage of Cadaval, such as mills, fountains, churches and chapels.
Where to eat in Cadaval
Simple and familiar space to serve traditional Portuguese dishes.
A typical, quite welcoming and comfortable restaurant with a regional menu, namely of live coal gri…
A large, simple and welcoming space with a wide menu of traditional Portuguese dishes.
Where to sleep in Cadaval
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