Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede
On the plain Alentejo region, the very idea of a hill is like the idea of an oasis in the desert. But that is precisely what the São Mamede Hill Natural Park is. This magnificent set of mountains, the highest to the south of the Tagus river, spreads from Castelo de Vide to the southeast and is topped by the São Mamede Hill (1025 metres maximum height). There are also the Castelo de Vide Hill (762 metres), the Fria (cold) Hill (953 metres) and the Marvão Hill (867 metres). The park includes the municipalities of Arronches, Castelo de Vide, Marvão and Portalegre and is composed of a layer of granite and also by schist, calcareous rocks, quartzites and more in the nucleus. The quartzites are quite impressive and resemble like walls. Here one finds one of the most important bat colonies in Europe and the flora is also quite interesting.
Ribeira de Arronches
- Easy external parking
- Protected areas
Natural Resources near Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede
Plátano da Avenida da Liberdade
Large tree, classified as public interest and dated 1839.