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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Convento da Sertã Hotel
Convento da Sertã Hotel

4 star

17TH-century convent turned into a luxurious hotel with all amenities for a comfortable stay, with emphasis on the outdoor saltwater pool.

Hotel da Montanha
Hotel da Montanha

4 star

Hotel of modern architecture, adapted to the place where it inserts. Has all the conditions to transform visitors ' stay a success. The surrounding landscapes …

A Casa do Tio Tenente
A Casa do Tio Tenente

A casa era, no fim do século XIX, impressionante para a pequena localidade onde foi erguida. Pertencia a José Alves Pereira, um tenente do exército português q…

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