Penela

Located in the Centre of the country, Penela is the southernmost municipality of the Coimbra district, bordering Ansião, Figueiró dos Vinhos, Condeixa-a-Nova, Miranda do Corvo and Soure. Its name came from the geographic features of the region: Penela is the diminutive of "penha", a Celtic word meaning cliff. The Castle originated in an ancient Lusitanian castro that, later in the 1st century BC, was also used by the Romans. Dom Afonso Henriques was granted the firstcCharter in 1137 and therefore it is one of the oldest counties of the country. There are in the municipality several mountain villages, with typical and well-preserved rural architecture. We highlight the shale village Ferraria de São João, in the parish of Cumieira, one of the 23 villages of shale spanning thirteen municipalities of Pinhal Interior. One of the best-known products of the municipality is the Rabaçal cheese, comes with goat cheese and sheep's milk and flavored with "erva-de-santa-maria". With regard to handicrafts, basketry and Tinsmiths are crafts with more expression.

Where to eat in Penela

What to do in Penela

Where to sleep in Penela

Vale do Ninho Nature Houses
Vale do Ninho Nature Houses

The home Nest Nature Valley Houses in the village of Ferraria de São João shale, arose from the reconstruction of an old 19TH century country house. Tried to k…

Casa do Zé Sapateiro
Casa do Zé Sapateiro

Stone House fully recovered, with four double rooms and one suite, all with private bathroom. The remaining areas of the House, living room and kitchen, are co…

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