Proença-a-Nova

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 zone of pine forest and is composed of six parishes. Their origins have been known to date back to periods prior to the Foundation of nationality, in particular, to the Roman period. In bygone days, came to be known as Cortiçada, designation he held until the 16th century, and belonged to the District of Santarém, in 1834. Only in November 1835 moved to the District of Castelo Branco and remained so until the present time. The main economic activities of the municipality are derived from forestry, agriculture, processing of wood and marble. Along with the larger clumps form of Sertã. In addition to the copies of architectural heritage that remain, some of the gains of Proença-a-Nova are the villages of schist, various hiking routes, river beaches, gastronomy and handicrafts. The latter part the puppets (in wood), pieces of sculpture, painting and ceramics. The bucho and Maranhos, stuffed cabbage with corn bread are the most traditional. The slow cooked leads the confectionary. Between festivals and fairs, stands out the feast of the goat, which takes place on the second or third weekend of August. The tradition is characterised by the slaughter of goats and their knitting, with performance of folkloric and musical groups.

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The best river beaches in Central Portugal

From the Serra da Estrela area to the Santarém and Portalegre districts there are beautiful freshwater beaches.

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Amoras Country House
Amoras Country House

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The Hotel of Blackberries is deployed in a building dating from the late 19TH century, with a modesty and quiet environment, conducive to rest. It was built fr…

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