Penacova

The toponym of the municipality derives from the term "pen" and "grave", the first of which gave rise to the potuguese word "penha" (lot or rock) and "cova"grave derives from the geomorphologic characteristics of the village. Penacova is located 20 kilometers from Coimbra, in a bend of the Mondego, and branches off by ups and stony hills that provide great natural beauty. Although there are some doubts about the Foundation of Penacova, it is certain that was resettled in the reign of King Sancho I and to him was due the charter in 1192. During the term of d. Manuel I the charter was renewed, and in 1605, Penacova was elevated to a municipality. After successive reforms, Penacova is composed by nine parishes. Its main economic activity is agriculture and forestry and this is the most significant sector for the County. The forest zone occupies 70% of the municipality. The cuisine is widely acknowledged: the "chanfana", the "migas", fried river fish and lamprey rice (seasonal). In pastry claim up the "Nevadas" of Penacova. The handicrafts of the region tends to have a presence in numerous fairs that roam the country with wicker basketry, toothpicks, poplar-wood miniatures, ferries, water wheels, tapestries and bedspreads of rags.

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Hotel Rural Quinta da Conchada
Hotel Rural Quinta da Conchada

4 star

Quinta da Conchada is a rural hotel located in the immediate vicinity of the Dam Aguieira. The landscape is marked by the presence of the River Mondego, to obt…

Pensão Avenida
Pensão Avenida

Typical House overlooking the River, inserted in a calm and relaxing environment. About two kilometers, there are good conditions for fishing.

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