Moimenta da Beira

Located between the highlands of Beira Alta and the Douro valley, Moimenta da Beira boasts, in part, of a mountain climate and, on the other hand, of a more Mediterranean climate, which results in an interesting variety of fauna and flora. The municipality is bordered to the northeast by the municipality of Tabuaço, to the southeast by Sernancelhe, to the south by Sátão, to the west by Vila Nova de Paiva and Tarouca and to the northwest by Armamar. We can find evidence throughout this county that substantiates a prehistoric presence, like the Nave plateau dolmen, the Peravelha camp and the Portuguese-Roman Sanfins camp. At the end of the 10th century the Arabs invaded the area, destroying a large number of villages and leading to a major depopulation of the area. It was only in the beginning of the 12th century, that the Count Dom Henrique and, later, Dom Afonso Henriques, repopulated it. The typical cuisine of the region includes the cabrito e o borrego assados (roast kid or lamb), the cozido à portuguesa (typical stew with different kinds of meats and sausages, potatoes and cabbage) and the bola alvitana (a snack made of homemade bread and sausages). To accompany taste the famous mature white wine Terra do Demo (the name is an allusion to the work of the renowned writer Aquilino Ribeiro, who lived here most of his life).

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