Serra da Gardunha

With a length of twenty kilometres and a width of tem kilometres, this hill belongs to the Old Massif of Entre Douro and Tejo, between the Pônsul and Zêzere rivers. It has its peak at an altitude of 1227 metres. Composed of rocks, quite often cliffs, it has also many trees due to the plantation, namely of chestnut trees, that took place in the late 13th century, during the reign of Dom Dinis. The abundance of water led to the plantation of maritime pines and orchards. It has a wide diversity of flowers, with some species that are unique in Portugal. Regarding the fauna, the hill is not as rich, but it has a wide variety of birds and insects. Every year, on the top of the hill, there is a rather attended "romaria", at the Chapel of Saint Macário.

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Fundão
6230-045,Fundão

    Characteristics


  • Mountains
  • car access

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Barragem de Capinha


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Barragem de Escarigo


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