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
Meandros do Rio Zêzere
The "Meandros do Rio Zêzere" is one of the Geopark Naturtejo UNESCO geoplaces. To get to know a bit more about the Zêzere River hidden secrets, in an immense river valley, which is perhaps one of Portugal's most beautiful, choose a kayak tour.
A village located on a hillock, surrounded by olive trees. One of the oldest villages in the region, it was given a charter by Dom Manuel on August 4, 1514. It has rural schist houses. A special not to the church of Misericórdia.
Casa da Cultura
Cultural care space composed of library and Auditorium, where cultural and social activities that streamline the region. Conferences, exhibitions, film screenings are some examples.
Lagar de Azeite
This carefully restored old olive oil mill, one can see the machines and utensils that were used in the manufacture of oil in bygone days.
Hotel Santa Margarida
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 ribeira de Oleiros, the hotel has 23 spacious and bright rooms and suites. …
São Torcato Moradal
This former barn was recovered by Joseph Abdalla and gave rise to this wonderful home located in Oleiros, carefully restored, without forgetting the shale, typifies this region. All rooms have received the name of the mountains that flank the home-slope, …
Fraga da Água dÁlta
A 25 metres tall waterfall on a cliff named Cabeça Murada. There is also a belvedere and with views of a ragged landscape of quartz origin.
Parque de Merendas de Orvalho
Very nice picnic Park, with wooden tables and benches, and an outhouse along all the tables. Got a House to the Center and landscaped space.
Praia Fluvial Açude Pinto
River beach with surrounding spaces of great beauty. Bathroom area has for children, another with more depth, playground, picnic Park and Esplanade.
Praia Fluvial de Álvaro
River Beach located in the village of Álvaro. In addition to the banks of the River, the beach has a floating pool, divided into two parts: one for adults, one for children. Playground, picnic Park and support the bar beach. …
Igreja da Misericórdia de Oleiros
Religious architecture built during the reign of d. Manuel I, with a single nave and niche in the main façade, in which figure the inscription with the date 1714 that indicates the year in which reconstruction works were completed. Inside …
Igreja Matriz de Oleiros
This is a fifteen hundreds church built by orders of the monarch D. Manuel I. The temple has three naves where we point out the gold carving altars and the glazed tiles from Escola de Lisboa (Lisbon school). There are …
Miradouro da Praça de Misericórdia
Viewpoint of great beauty, not only by panning, but also by the walls and benches in shale that combine perfectly with the beauty of the landscape.
Where to eat in Oleiros
Barbecue with good presentation, with attractive prices ordinaries, beyond the traditional chicken …
Simple and familiar Grill, serving traditional chicken barbecue and other grilled meats.
Very simple space with friendly service, serving regional dishes with quality.
Nice space, serving typical dishes of regional cuisine made to moderate prices.
Simple and familiar Grill, serving chicken in barbecue and other grilled meats.
A cozy space with osier tables and chairs, a friendly service and a meno of regional Alentejo dishe…
Small, simple and familiar restaurant, serving regional dishes at affordable prices.
Where to sleep in Oleiros
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