Penamacor integrates the region of Beira Baixa, forming part of the District of Castelo Branco and being composed of 12 parishes. The Serra da Malcata dominates the bulk of the landscape and the main economic activities. Its origins are very old, but just from the reign of Sancho I the past of Penamacor becomes clearer. Testimony of that past are various monuments, some of them classified, that deserve a visit. Currently, the activities that ensure the subsistence of the mainstream are agriculture, livestock, dairy, exploitation of cork, the marbles and granites. The bet in local tourism has given its fruits. A visit to Penamacor is always worth, not only by the green landscape, picturesque houses and the streets, but also by its people, traditions and gastronomy. Sausages, cheese, and lamb dishes are the more common; in pastry, the "pão-de-ló" and the "arroz doce" are the most traditional. The many festivals and fairs of different parishes tend to give more movement to the entire County and attract neighboring populations.
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Reserva Natural da Serra da Malcata
A protected area located between the Douro and Tagus rivers, to the south-southwest of Sabugal. It has a length of 25 kilometres and a width of 2.5 kilometres and reaches its peak at an altitude of 1000 metres. It is filled with cliffs and brooks. The Côa river has its spring here, as well as the Meimoa and Bazágueda brooks. …
Castelo de Penamacor e Torre de Vigia
This castle only the Watchtower, the clock tower (which appears to have been donjon), some panos of walls, ruins of ramparts and the door of the village, under the former Domus Municipalis. The village of Penamacor integrates in a region once inhabited by Romans, Goths and Arabs, having received the first Charter in 1209, granted by Dom Sancho I.
Barragem da Meimoa
A dam located on the Meimoa Brook, belonging to the Natural Reservation of the Malcata Hill. There is a connection between the Sabugal dam and the Meimoa dam that furnishes water to the farmlands at the Cova da Beira.
Conjunto na Localidade da Senhora da Póvoa
Set of houses with two floors, the ground floor as a store or place of storage and the first floor as housing. Are typical Portuguese countryside houses, built between the 16th century and the 17TH century.
Museu Doutor Mário Bento
Museum located in the old mill of Calicut family, exposing an archaeological and ethnographic collection, including the equipment of the mill. Featured for some shows that depict the making of bread, olive oil and wine and for the archaeological exhibition, …
Aldeia de João Pires
A group of granite houses. A special note to the mother church, the chapels of Saint Miguel and of the Espírito Santo, the houses of Tabordas, Oliveira Monteiro, museum, roman fountain, Tapado cabeço archaeological site and reboco crucifix. Craftswork includes …
Percurso da Patada da Mula
Pedestrian path with a length of about seven kilometres, passing through the inside of the Natural Reserve of Serra da Malcata. Will pass along the banks of the Bayou and the Baroque Meimoa-Carvalhal, where ancient trees are found and a …
Ponte Medieval da Ribeira de Meimoa e Nicho do Senhor dos Aflitos
This bridge has an inclined platform with nine plain arches with different diameters, with six breakwaters, simple guards and the pavement is in granite. It is believed that this bridge was built between the 14th and the 16th centuries above …
Praia da Ribeira da Meimoa
River Beach located about seven miles of Penamacor, with a wide grassy area with ample shade, where stands the Roman bridge. It has a sports field, a soccer field and a friendly bar where you can rent canoes and Paddle …
Zona de Lazer da Ponte Romana
Ample space lawn and Woody, with a playground and a sports grounds. It is located along the river beach of Ribeira da Meimoa, where stands the Roman bridge.
Igreja Matriz de Pedrógão de São Pedro / Igreja de São Pedro
Mannerist and Baroque church, of longitudinal plant consisting of a nave, a chancel narrower and lower, a sacristy and a Bell Tower located near isolated. It was built in the 17th century, and altered in the following centuries. It's possible …
Museu Municipal de Penamacor
Museum opened in 1949 where you can see a section of archaeology, with artifacts from prehistory and Roman period; a section of Ethnography, with various farm implements and two old carriages; and even a section of miscellaneous, with collections of …
Where to sleep in Penamacor
In full communion with nature, near Penamacor, Revolving mill is a project that presents a different hosting concept, able to provide rest and tranquillity. He…
Simple and familiar residential, located in a nice town house surrounded by greenery. Offers a regional cuisine restaurant.
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Start discovering the history of Castelo Branco at Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior Museum, installed in the old Episcopal Palace. Castelo Branco is …
The municipality of Proença-a-Nova belongs to the District of Portalegre and marks the transition between the Beiras and Alentejo. Still part of the …