Miranda do Corvo

Located in the center of the country, the municipality of Miranda do Corvo is bordered to northeast by Vila Nova de Poiares, to the east by the Lousã, to southeast by Figueiró dos Vinhos, to southwest by Penela, to the west by Condeixa-a-Nova and to northwest by Coimbra. Situated near Serra da Lousã, the municipality is crossed by the rivers Ceira, Dueça and Alheda. Miranda's name is originated from the word mirandus, meaning watchman or viewpoint and refers to the place where the castle was built. Little is known about the foundation of the castle and the village. There are, however, documents that attest that the region was plagued by an Arab invasion in 1116. Later, in 1136, Dom Afonso Henriques made the castle be rebuilt and repopulated the area. Be sure to visit the typical schist village of Gondramaz, an interesting rural conglomerate, known for the beauty of its landscape and the characteristic schist houses. On a gastronomic level, taste the negalhos (made with crop and goat tripe) and the sopa de casamento (a delicacy that leverages the chanfana sauce, alternating the cooked cabbage with slices of bread) are the best-known dishes. The crafts include stone sculptures of Gondramaz and Semide lace.

What to do in Miranda do Corvo

Where to eat in Miranda do Corvo

Where to sleep in Miranda do Corvo

Hotel Parque Serra da Lousã
Hotel Parque Serra da Lousã

4 star

Com 40 quartos, apresenta como argumento de peso a localização em pleno parque biológico, partilhando quase o espaço com veados, javalis e uma infinidade de an…

Pátio do Xisto
Pátio do Xisto

Cottage restored, century-old, typical of known schist villages. The exterior walls were retained and the interior recently comfort and good taste. Enjoy getti…

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