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Natural Resources in Pampilhosa da Serra

Rio Zêzere

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Rio Zêzere
3320, Portela do Fojo

Pampilhosa da Serra

The Zêzere river has its sping on the Estrela Mountain. It is the second major river that flows exclusively in Portugal, after the Mondego river.

Rio Unhais

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Rio Unhais
3320, Pessegueiro

Pampilhosa da Serra

The Unhais River is one of the many tributaries of the Zêzere river and flows along the hillsides of the parish of Pampilhosa da Serra.

Queda de Água da Pampilhosa da Serra

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Queda de Água da Pampilhosa da Serra
3320, Pampilhosa da Serra

Pampilhosa da Serra

This municipality is rich in water resources, namely in waterfalls. This waterfall is located in Vale Covo and is rather high (327 metres). It is fit for recreational fishing in the Unhais river.

Ilha de Padrões

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Ilha de Padrões
3320, Portela do Fojo

Pampilhosa da Serra

Place of remarkable natural beauty, very popular for water sports. The island is the result of the confluence of the waters of the river and the River Zêzere Tábua.

Barragem do Alto da Ceira

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Barragem do Alto da Ceira
3320, Fajão

Pampilhosa da Serra

A dome shaped dam on the Ceira river, located on the Mondego river basin. It is located on the hillside and it is surrounded by cliffs. It is excellent for mountain climbing and mountaineering.

Barragem de Santa Luzia

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Barragem de Santa Luzia
3320, Vidual

Pampilhosa da Serra

A dam on the Unhais river, a tributary of the Zêzere river right bank, with a magnificent landscape from the wall. The most common fish species are the nase, the barbel and the carp.

Queda de Água da Ribeira de Praçais

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Queda de Água da Ribeira de Praçais
3320, Cabril

Pampilhosa da Serra

Barragem de Porto das Vacas

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Barragem de Porto das Vacas
3320, Janeiro de Baixo

Pampilhosa da Serra

Ribeira da Balsa

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Ribeira da Balsa
3320, Fajão

Pampilhosa da Serra

Queda de Água do Poio

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Queda de Água do Poio
3320, Cabril

Pampilhosa da Serra

On the mountain parish of Cabril, the more than two metres tall waterfall that comes from the Unhais brook (resulting of the encounter of the Estrela and Alforfa brooks) is quite an interesting natural resource but difficult to get to. The landscape includes the Poio reservoir.