The municipality of Sabugal belongs to the District of Guarda and part of the Natural Reserve of Serra da Malcata, being crossed to the North by the river Coa. Your location has been a dominant factor in the setting of peoples, as evidenced by assets that abound for 40 parishes of the municipality and that are related to various periods of history. Currently, agriculture and livestock farming are the main economic activities and occupy part of the scarce population that resides in the Sierra, in small isolated villages. The production of ewe's and goat's cheese is another important and very expressive activity in the municipality. The reasons to visit the Sambucus are many: Besides the heritage (historical, archeological, ethnographic and natural, there are festivals and fairs, bullfights, capeias and garraiadas, musical groups, green spaces, remarkable cuisine and crafts. The cuisine is known for trout fishing, hunting wild boar and rabbit (among other species of hunting), the goat and the queijo da Serra da Malcata. The soup of horns, the grilled lamb, sausage, rice with Hare, roast lamb, disposed of or broth of dried pods are some of the best known. In jam, cake donut, pardo, the "forgotten", the corn porridge, pita and yellow rice pudding is stretched pretty thin. The handicraft articles do not abound, but the wooden parts, the blankets of tatters, embroidery, lace, wicker chairs and wrought-iron parts usually appear a bit by all craft fairs.
What to do in Sabugal
Castelo do Sabugal e restos da Muralha
This fortification was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and later sent to enlarge by Dom Dinis. During that time some changes were made, Manueline which subsists the gate which gave access to the drawbridge. Still preserves the Alcazaba with the keep of pentagonal base, the Tower of the five Corners, protected by machicolations and faucets, and the waist …
Sortelha is one of the oldest small towns in the entire country. Located on the top of a rocky hill at an altitude of more than 760 metres. With excellent defensive conditions, it was inhabited, at first, by castros (celtic villages) and, much later, it was peopled by the king Dom Sancho II. Of the medieval castle, that was several …
Praça de Touros de Aldeia da Ponte
Bullring where Portuguese Bullfights take place and stylish Streak Capeias, otherwise known as Capeias Arraianas, the typical bullfights the lands of Terras de RIBA-Côa.
Praia Fluvial da Ínsua
River Beach very pleasant, with a sand-pit in good condition and some trees offering shade. Has good conditions to practice canoeing. There is also a small pool.
A welcoming space, with an effective service and a menu mostly of game dishes. Good wine list.
Castelo de Alfaiates
It is believed that this castle was built prior to nationality, during the reign of Alfonso IX of León. Later, the King Dom Dinis regained much of that region, ordering works of restoration and expansion in their strongholds. Dom Manuel …
This friendly rural tourism unit is due to the recovery of three traditional houses, keeping the original. The ground floor consists of two independent divisions: a suite with living room and bathroom and a bedroom with bathroom. The first floor …
Castelo de Sortelha
Castle of likely Muslim construction, whose oldest written document that references date from the reign of Dom Sancho I, who ordered to repair works in the Castle. Later, Dom Manuel I received it with restoration work, marked by the insertion …
Igreja da Misericórdia do Sabugal
Romanesque church with longitudinal plant consisting of two juxtaposed rectangles, with a single nave and a chancel lower and narrow. It is believed that it was built in the 13th century or 14TH CENTURY and remodelled in 1673. In the …
Parque de Lazer de Sortelha
Ample space, calm and relaxing, where you can find sets of tables and benches for picnics, trees to provide shade and a fountain.
Museu do Sabugal
This museum displays a collection of objects ranging from prehistoric times to the modern age, passing through the Roman period and the middle ages. There is also a space for temporary exhibitions.
A traditional restaurant located inside the castle's walls. It serves regional dishes, namely game dishes. Good wine list, mostly of regional wines.
Castelo de Vilar Maior
The early occupation of this site dates back possibly to pre-Roman times, Roman or Muslim, after being rebuilt in 1139. Features a stroke irregular oval, with a square keep, having three records, arrow slits straight and arched door broken. In …
Casa do Castelo
Espaço a funcionar como loja de velharias, artesanato e produtos regionais. Funciona ainda como restaurante, bar e sala de exposições de peças arqueológicas.
Capela da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Alfaiates / Igreja da Misericórdia de Alfaiates
Church probably built in the 13th century or 14TH CENTURY, consisting of a longitudinal plan with two juxtaposed rectangles, divided into a nave and a chancel lower and narrow. This temple features, on the façade, the portal with ridged and …
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Where to eat in Sabugal
Author, Gourmet, Regional, Vegetarian
Situated in the very next Casteleiro Serra da Estrela and next to one of the most beautiful histori…
An old barn turned into a restaurant, famous for its live coal grilled meats. It has a typical on s…
A traditional restaurant located inside the castle's walls. It serves regional dishes, namely game …
Where to sleep in Sabugal
Accommodation unit Carya Tallaya-Villas offers 4 houses (three T2 and T1) so beautiful and seductive how surprising, by contrast with between traditional const…
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Vila Nova de Foz Côa
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