Castanheira de Pêra

Inserted in Zêzere's river basin, the municipality of Castanheira de Pera is composed by only two parishes and occupies an area of the serra da Lousã with 600 meters height. The beauty of the natural landscape and natural resources assume an important factor in the municipality. Snow pits are a milestone in its history and are specimens of the ancient real neveiro. From here went out ice to supply the Court and some cafes in Lisbon. In 1787 Júlio Pereira de Castro, the King Neveiro-Mor (ice seller), ordered the building of chapel of Santo António da Neve. The Valley of Ribeira de Pera witnesses the presence of wool industry that, in the second half of the 19th century, was at its peak. Currently it is, followed by livestock, the most important industry of the municipality. The fact that it was attached to Pedrogão Grande until late, explains why Castanheira de Pera is not very rich on an architectural level. Chestnut and honey, which are typical products of the region, are reasons for the organization of annual events that attract connoisseurs of these delicacies.

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Resort Natureza Villa Rio
Resort Natureza Villa Rio

Este resort de natureza, com localização privilegiada junto à Praia Fluvial de Poço Corga, fica a apenas 20 minutos da Serra da Lousã.Todas as villas dispõem d…

Praia das Rocas
Praia das Rocas

Tourist complex located in the Praia das Rocas. If you prefer can be installed on a sailboat, which are properly equipped. In the bathing season, beach access …

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