The Mangualde landscape is characterized, to the north, by the passage of the River Dão, and, to the south, by the River Mondego. In several parishes of the municipality, one can still find traces of ancient civilizations. Its fertile soils have been used since ancient times for viticulture, making it one of the largest wine producers in the Dão Demarcated Region. Many visitors come here looking for good food, namely kid, pork crackling and pork crackling and Mangualde's pork chops style, or rice with pork ribs in garlic vines, "carolos", not forgetting sausages and, above all, Serra cheese. Also well-known are the traditional arts, with emphasis on objects in black clay and ceramics, as well as Tibaldinho's Embroidery.
What to do in Mangualde
Barragem de Fagilde
Arch-vault dam located on the Dão River (Mondego Hydrographic Basin). It was completed in 1984 and supplies the municipalities of Mangualde, Nelas, Viseu and Penalva do Castelo.
Live Beach - Praia de Mangualde
The largest artificial beach in Europe, open during the months of July, August and September. The space has a saltwater pool, a simulated horizon line, sand, bars, restaurant and a grassed performance area.
Palácio dos Condes da Anadia
17th century palace, built by Miguel Pais Amaral. It features a façade cut by wide pilasters and two rows of windows with lintels decorated with "Rocaille" style motifs. It has an emblazoned door and, above, a balcony with stone balusters that serve as protection for the main floor door. The south façade has a double veranda with round arches and …
Real Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Maceira Dão
Monastery founded in the 12th century by D. Soeiro and his companions, initially obedient to the Rule of S. Bento. Initially it was used as a male monastery of the Order of Cistercians. The favor of the people and the …
Anta da Cunha Baixa
The dolmen is composed of a rectangular chamber formed by nine pillars, some broken or incomplete. It has a very long corridor with eight pillars on each side. It is covered by a wide and thick rectangular hat. It no …
Campas Monoliticas de Póvoa de Cervães
Set of tombstones, from the 11th century, excavated in the rock and in good condition.
Ruínas Romanas da Raposeira
Roman ruins located at the foot of Monte da Senhora do Castelo, an old fortified castro from the Iron Age. The archaeological structures that are uncovered constitute an inn, what the Romans called "mansio". It sheltered and welcomed passers-by who …
Orca dos Padrões
This megalithic monument, recovered at the end of the 1990s, consists of an elongated polygonal chamber, tending to be rectangular, with nine pillars and a medium corridor. It is assumed that it had a first phase of funerary occupation in …
Castro Senhora Bom Sucesso
This castro, located on Monte da Senhora do Bom Sucesso, has several archaeological remains attributed to the Bronze and Iron Ages, and to the Roman and Medieval periods. Highlight for the magnificent view it offers.
Gravuras Rupestres de Espinho
Set of cave engravings inscribed on a granite outcrop, on a dirt path next to a ruined mill.
Necrópole Medieval de São Julião
Set of three tombs excavated in stone and surrounded by a granite wall.
Janela Quinhentista da Rua Francisco Lopes Pais de Sousa
16th century or "manueline" window located on the second floor of a stone house, which is presumed to have been the home of a judge.
Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Castelo
Where the medieval fortification once stood, the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Castelo was installed. The chapel replaced a previous one from the 14th century. With baroque and neoclassical characteristics, this monument attracts attention due to the tower raised above …
Igreja da Misericórdia de Mangualde/ Casa do Despacho
Its construction took place between the years 1721 and 1724, on a project by the architect Gaspar Ferreira. It comprises a nave, a sacristy and a dispatch room. The filling it received for the interior turned it into a fine …
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Pedagogical Farms to Liven up the Children's Holidays
With a quack quack here, an oink oink there, here a baa, there a baa, everywhere a cluck cluck, pedagogical farms will …
Where to eat in Mangualde
This restaurant has two rooms. The service is effective and the home made dishes are prepared in a …
This restaurant that belongs to the Mira Serra Hotel offers lovely views and magnificente walks in …
Espaço simples e familiar, remodelado em 2018, a servir pratos da cozinha tradicional portuguesa.
Where to sleep in Mangualde
Hotel with restaurant, games room, bar and Banquet Hall. Is situated within the space of the Termas de Alcafache, beside the river Dão. A convivial lounge, sit…
In this old house with seven rooms, the environment calls for a family stay. In addition to traditional decoration, breakfast is served in a common room with v…
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Oliveira de Frades
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