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 …
Termas do Cró
Located between the parishes of Rapoula COA Valley and the Côa Pebble, the medicinal waters of the baths of the Cro are possibly used by the Romans, although the earliest reference reassemble the 1726. In 1935 the bathhouse was built that worked for several decades, after which it was abandoned. The site was acquired by the municipality in 1980, which …
Praia fluvial de Vale das Éguas
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.
Praia Fluvial de Quadrazais
River beach with clear waters and grassy and wooded margins, making it the ideal place for a good day out.
Praia Fluvial de Rapoula do Côa
Very nice River Beach, with platforms in water and grassy and wooded banks. Quiet and pleasant, ideal for a sunny day.
Porta da Vila do Sabugal
Também conhecida como Porta do Concelho, é uma das quatro portas existentes nas muralhas, datada provavelmente do século XIII. Apresenta um arco quebrado na frente e rebaixado no tardoz, sendo coberta com abóbada de berço abatido.
Barragem do Sabugal
Also known as Barragem de Nossa Senhora da Graça (Dam of Our Lady of the Grace), this cement dam was inaugurated in 2000. It is located at the village of Santo António, on the Côa river.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Ponte de Sequeiros
This fortified mediaeval bridge has three arches and maintained its protection tower and toll. It is composed by a flat platform above perfectly vaulted arches with two breakwaters.
No one knows for sure the date of construction of the House, while the oral tradition maintains that is dated at the time Muslim, the inscription on the lintel of the door leads to thinking about a late-medieval occupation. Presents …
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.
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Celorico da Beira
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