Penalva do Castelo

The municipality of Penalva do Castelo is located in the heart of the Dão and is integrated in the region of Dão Lafões Tourism. Inhabited since prehistory, Penalva do Castelo preserves vestiges that prove, such as Anta and prehistoric shelters do Penedo de Com and the Castro of Serra da Paramuna, among others. Of the monuments in the municipality are the Casa da Ínsua / Solar dos Albuquerques, the Igreja da Misericórdia, in Penalva do Castelo, the Mosteiro de Santo Sepulcro, in Trancoselos, which was the first monument built by the Ordem do Santo Sepulcro in Portuguese territory; the Roman bridge in the parish of Castelo de Penalva, the Igreja Paroquial de Castelo de Penalva, o Caminho dos Galegos, in Mareco, and Capela de Nossa Senhora do Ó, in Corga. Watch out in the old granite houses, manors and in the former mills on the banks of the river Dão, Côja, of Carapito and ribeira de Ludares. The typical gastronomy of the region includes the "caldo casado da região", "sopa de castanhas secas", "papas laberças", "torresmos de vinho de alhos com batatas à racha", "cabrito guisado ou grelhado" and "bolos de azeite" or Easter cakes. The production of the DÃO Wines of Penalva, the Bravo de Esmolfe apple and the Queijo da Serra are trademarks of Penalva do Castelo. Typical handicrafts include basketry, the braided ropes and wood, the tinsmith and Lusinde rockets.

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Parador Casa da Ínsua
Parador Casa da Ínsua

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Built in the 17TH century 80, this House has a farm that involves with several gardens, which stretch for more than 18 acres. A French garden, an English garde…

Quinta da Boavista
Quinta da Boavista

Farm with 50 acres filled with vineyards, pastures and leisure areas. Offers two bedroom apartments and two T2 in the main house and a T2 in house of Boys, com…

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