Located in the extreme northwest of the District of Leiria, Pedrógão Grande County is inserted in the area of the Northern pine forest, considered the largest forest patch in Europe, where the pines, eucalypts, acacias and olive trees dominate, with reflection in the local economy. In geological terms, the County is divided into two parts: the interior, predominantly schistose, and the Valley and land close to the River Zêzere. The construction of the IC8 and a set of recent roads infrastructures caused a substantial improvement in accessibility to the municipality. The beauty of the natural landscape is an attractive factor, bringing the municipality many visitors thirsting of clean air. The river beaches, walking trails, the imposing landscape, customs and traditions, are certainly a potential for tourism development, however, the preservation of these areas constitutes a municipal concern. When it comes to gastronomy, Pedrógão Grande stands out for trout, largemouth bass and bordalo, extant species in reservoirs of two large dams, Cabril and Bouçã, widely used in knitting local dining. Are also highly sought after other delicacies typical of the region, especially the bread pudding, the lamb, the fish soup, "bucho" and "maranhos".
What to do in Pedrógão Grande
Praia Fluvial de Cabril
River Beach on the banks of the reservoir created by the Dam of Cabril, built in 1954. The point of interest of this space, in addition to the landscape, the dam and the water quality, is the floating pool that attracts many visitors whose surrounding space serves for the practice of water sports, including competitions.
Barragem do Cabril
A dam on the Zêzere river, one of the largest in Portugal, also one of the largest reservoirs of freshwater in the country. The landcape is imposing.
Museu Pedro Cruz
A permanent exhibition of oil paintings and drawings by by Pedro Cruz.
Casais do Termo
Houses in shale located in the village of Career and the schist villages route, between Serra da Lousã and Vale do Zêzere, duly equipped for a tranquil holiday. Casa do Sossego was the threshing floor of fifth and the retreat …
Na senda da Ribeira de Pêra (PG5)
7 km route begins and ends at the river beach of the monastery, an oil mill, a mill of caster and other points of interest. Along this route can be seen watering systems with their dams, which gave rise to …
Rumando contra a corrente em direcção ao Açude (PG6)
2 km course, the "path Taken toward the Dam" begins and ends in the river beach of the monastery. Allows the contact with nature and with the past of the County, closely linked to the ribeira de Pena and existing …
Miradouro de Nossa Senhora dos Milagres
Be carried by the sensations provoked by the magnificent views of the Zêzere river valley.
Praia Fluvial do Mosteiro
River Beach opened in 2005. Here you can bathe in the clear waters of the Ribeira de Pera and breathe the pure air that remains here. Don't forget to view the oil press and various mills of casters, in addition …
Igreja Matriz de Pedrógão Grande
This temple has a Romanic origin which was reconstructed during the Renaissance period between 1517 and 1539. It has three naves on the inside, and the main chapel has the vault from craftsman. The altarpiece on the main altar is …
Ponte de Cabril
According to the legend, the bridge could have been built under the orders of the Filipe’s Kings, replacing an existing Roman bridge on the surroundings. It settles in three plentiful arches and the central one has the biggest opening. It …
Casa Museu Comendador Manuel Nunes Corrêa
This was the House of Comendador Manuel Nunes Correa and his wife, whose estate donated by own, contemplates his own canvases, one of João Vaz and another of John Reis, personal objects, collections of coins and butterflies, musical instruments, among …
Where to eat in Pedrógão Grande
Where to sleep in Pedrógão Grande
Houses in shale located in the village of Career and the schist villages route, between Serra da Lousã and Vale do Zêzere, duly equipped for a tranquil holiday…
Situated nearby the albufeira Cabril, on the River Zêzere, with views over the Serra da Lousã and star, is this characteristic House of Beira, with the traditi…
Near Pedrógão Grande
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