Marvão

Situated on the north face of serra de São Mamede, district of Portalegre, the municipality of Marvão is bordered, to the east and north, by Spain. Its village, surrounded by walls, is located at the top of serra do Sapoio. It is inserted in the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park. The archaeological and architectural heritage dates back to prehistory, the Roman traces having the highest expression with several testimonies, such as the romam city of Ammaia and traces of Marvão's founding. It was, however, the Middle Ages that traced the town's profile with its castle and structured the main buildings of its urban area. The economy is essentially based on agriculture; the chestnut tree is assumed as a very important element, since it is used as a raw material in local crafts, thus constituting an extreme important cultural value. Proof of this is the Festa do Castanheiro (Chestnut Festival), annually held in the month of November. Thanks to its privileged location and patrimonial wealth, Marvão is a mandatory stopover for anyone visiting the north Alentejo. The local gastronomy constitutes another of its ex-libris. The bread, olive oil and herbs, such as pennyroyal and coriander, are always present in the local dishes, as they have deep roots in the traditions and customs of the Marvanense population.

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Quinta do Marvão
Quinta do Marvão

With a panoramic view is exceptionally located, Quinta do Marvão is situated in the Natural Park and ecological reserve, 3 km from the medieval village of Marv…

Sever Rio Hotel
Sever Rio Hotel

2 star

After a reshuffle in 2012, this hotel presents itself with a modern decor and current, with a magnificent view of the river Sever, being located in the Serra d…

Pousada de Marvão
Pousada de Marvão

Charm inn

This pousada is the result of the conjunction and reconstruction of two village houses, renovated and transformed into a typical space, with quiet environment …

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