Oleiros

Oleiros integrates the Centro region and covers the area of serras de Alvelos, Muradal and Lontreira, in addition to meet the Zêzere river and other counties to the north, being composed of 12 parishes. The origin of the toponym does not meet consensus, but the origins are documented and the first reference to the village is relative to the year of 1194. Being part of the territory occupied by the forest, the main economic activity comes from this resource, and also to fostering sawmills and factories of resin. Being an essentially rural region, agriculture-related activities prevail equally. Although there is an interesting set of built heritage, it is the natural heritage that stands out. We advise you to visit the schist village – Álvaro, and also the river beaches, gardens and viewpoints, without forgetting the aforementioned serras. Gastronomy and handicrafts are two strengths of the region. In the case of the first one the cabrito assado (roast lamb), maranhos (typical pies of meat, sausages and rice filling), trutas grelhadas (grilled trouts), coelho panado (breaded rabbit meat) and sopa de castanha (chestnut soup) are the most characteristic ones, without forgetting the sweets, which contemplate bolo de mel (honey cake), papas de milho (corn porridge), tigeladas (small lemon puddings) and the cavadas. It is imperative to taste the Callum white wine, exclusive of the region, with low alcohol content, similar to the vinho verde. To recall your visit, take with you "tropeços" (cork banks). Also the pieces on copper, linen, basketry and ceramics are the best examples of the handcrafted arts that last until our days.

What to do in Oleiros

Where to eat in Oleiros

Where to sleep in Oleiros

Hotel Santa Margarida
Hotel Santa Margarida

4 star

Hotel opened in September 2012, of contemporary design, whose traces denote the influence in the region and the villages of shale. Located on the left bank of …

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