Located in the center of Portugal, Fundão enjoys the proximity of Serra da Estrela and Serra da Gardunha, providing the visitor with magical places, where history mixes with the grandeur of Nature. Lose yourself in its Historic Center and stroll through the Traditional Shops where local recipes taste like cherry. Discover the Urban Art circuit, signed by great names in street art, or Rua da Cale, a witness to the ancient Jewish communities. In Praça do Município, you can relax on the various esplanades set up in the shade of the trees and admire the Antiga Fábrica de Lanifícios (Old Wool Factory), a Pombaline building that is now the City Hall. The heritage of these lands is reflected in the crafts produced there: bass drums, timbrels, pottery, Moorish tiles, lace and embroidery, as well as in the cuisine.
What to do in Fundão
Igreja Matriz do Fundão / Igreja de São Martinho
Mannerist and Baroque church with a longitudinal plan consisting of a nave, a narrower and lower chancel, a sacristy, an annex and two bell towers. It was rebuilt in the 18th century on an old Romanesque temple, of which no traces remain.
Serra da Gardunha
This mountain belongs to the Old Massif of Entre Douro e Tejo and its highest point is at 1227 meters. It also has a dense afforestation due to the extensive planting work, namely chestnut trees, carried out at the end of the 13th century, during the reign of Dom Dinis. It presents a great diversity of flowers, having some unique …
Casa da Cereja
Located in the former Escola Primária de Alcongosta, a village in Serra da Gardunha, in the municipality of Fundão, this space, as the name implies, takes visitors to discover the most varied aspects of Cherry tree and its fruit, in the world and in particular in Fundão.
A Moagem - Cidade do Engenho e das Artes
A wide and modern cultural space, recovered from the former Moagem do Fundão building, which offers a set of equipment and infrastructure aimed at promoting the performing arts. It has a 140-seat auditorium equipped for the most varied events, a 50-seat studio, its own space for the creation, experimentation and presentation of shows, an exhibition room and a laboratory for …
Village located at an altitude of about 700 meters, at the foot of the Serra da Gardunha, where traces of occupation in the Roman period are visible. In this locality stand out the medieval castle, in ruins, with the keep, the Manueline pillory, the D. João V fountain, the Igreja Matriz, of Pombaline design, several manor houses and Lagariça. The …
Pelourinho do Fundão
Pillory rebuilt in 1935 using some fragments of the original, destroyed in 1882. It has seven quadrangular steps, an octagonal shaft column, a capital made up of several rings and a trunk-pyramidal finish topped by a crucifix
Cine-Teatro do Fundão / Cine-Teatro Gardunha
Built in the 20th century, with a capacity of 797 seats. Opened in 1958, it is a project by architect Willy Braun.
Rectangular house with two and three floors, with outbuildings attached to the rear facade. On the facade, a stone of arms stands out. It was probably built in the 18th century and then remodeled in the 20th century, having been …
Palácio do Picadeiro
Baroque manor house with a rectangular plan with two floors and a symmetrical main facade. The internal space is developed through two staircases arranged longitudinally to the main facade. It was built in the late 18th century by Francisco Lopes …
Miradouro de Silvares
Small and cozy viewpoint with a privileged view over the center of Silvares.
Real Fábrica de Lanifícios do Fundão / Câmara Municipal do Fundão
Pombaline building with a rectangular plan, simple volume and horizontal layout. It has three floors with a hipped roof and symmetrical facades. It was opened in 1764 as a wool factory, where the City Hall currently operates.
Museu Arqueológico Municipal José Monteiro
Originating in the nucleus founded in 1942 by the Fundão native who gives it its name, the José Monteiro Municipal Archaeological Museum, opened in 2007, is located in the former Solar Taborda Falcão de Elvas, and has a permanent exhibition …
Casa das Tecedeiras
The atelier is located on the upper floor of this house, where a group of weavers dedicate themselves to the art of sewing and weaving, using three looms. On the lower floor there is a traditional loom, an exhibition on …
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Where to eat in Fundão
Portuguese, Regional, Vegetarian
This restaurant belongs to a hotel and a profesional service and well prepared dishes. It has a lar…
A restaurant located at the city centre. Known throughout the years for its dish preparation and it…
Portuguese, Regional, Vegetarian
A restaurant that has been serving the fine Beiras region's cuisine for over 30 years in a large an…
Author, Portuguese, Vegetarian
Nice and cosy restaurant with large glass windows offering beautiful panoramic views. Proposes a me…
Ample and cosy restaurant, with a capacity of 200 people distributed over two floors. His specialti…
Chinese Restaurant decorated with Oriental motifs and proposing Chinese cuisine delicacies.
Where to sleep in Fundão
Resultado da reabilitação cuidada do emblemático Convento de Nossa Senhora do Seixo, datado no século XVI, esta unidade de 5 estrelas apresenta uma vasta ofert…
The Alembic of Gold Hotel Resort is spacious and modern décor. With 153 well-equipped rooms, several multipurpose rooms, swimming pools, healthclub, gym, tenni…
Vila de Rei
Vila de Rei is a small village belonging to the district of Castelo Branco and three parishes belong to it. It is closely linked to the geodesic cent…
Vila Velha de Ródão
Vila Velha de Ródão lies in the South of the District of Castelo Branco, between the Tagus River and the Ocresa River, its tributary, the Serra do Pe…
Covilhã, which belongs to Castelo Branco district and is composed of 31 parishes, is hidden amid mountains and the slopes of Serra da Estrela. Althou…
Oleiros is part of the Central region and covers the Alvelos, Muradal and Lontreira mountains, in addition to bordering the Zêzere river. As part of …