Sertã

The municipality of Sertã includes the District of Castelo Branco and is situated on the left bank of the River Zêzere, being composed of 14 parishes. The Sierra de Alvelos occupies much of the landscape, and the forestry activity is the main source of income of most of the active population in the municipality. Its origins date back to the 3rd millennium BC, as evidenced by, for example, the dolmens and rock engravings. Nevertheless, the origin of the toponym is uncertain, since the past da Sertã is shrouded in legends and stories that can confuse the discovery of this detail, but to give the story a place additional interest, who joins the fact have been illustrious figures such as cot Nuno Álvares Pereira, Gonçalo Rodrigues Caldeira, António Lopes dos Santos Valente and father Manuel Antunes. Notwithstanding the above-mentioned, Sertã has other charms: beautiful natural landscapes, monuments, gastronomy sick and craft. In the case of food, the stomach, stuffed sausages, cheeses, and love of the varied maranhos fish in the River are the delights of visiting the County, without forgetting the cartridges almond Cernache do Bonjardim, the coscorões, the sweet snack, which should end with a medronho brandy. The craft comprises Wicker basketry, tinsmith and embroidered linens manually.

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