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.
Where to eat in Sertã
In the noble zone of town of Sertã, the restaurant is flanked by the municipal gardens, by two stre…
Mrs. Helena's fish soup, lamb Maranhos, baked in the oven with honey and Rosemary sauce and a varie…
Na ementa deste restaurante espere encontrar muitas perdições regionais: bucho, maranho e cabrito e…
Restaurant of Hotel da Montanha, working in a room with a magnificent panoramic view. If you prefer…
What to do in Sertã
Located on a foothil above the Zêzere river, eighteen kilometres away from the parish's siege, Pedrógão Pequeno is an old village with several roman vestiges. It was once the siege of the parish (charter given by Dom Manuel I in 1513) under the name of Pedógão do Crato. The parish was extinct in 1834 and became a part of Sertã. …
Bar da Carvalha
Modern construction Bar, glazed, with terrace of good dimensions. Its location is benefited, as it is inserted in the Alameda Garden of Carvalha.
Praia Fluvial do Troviscal
Beach located at Ribeira da Sertã, more precisely, in Troviscal bridge. The scenic beauty is evident. Has bathrooms, tables and benches, barbecue. For children's safety, there is a shallow river area and a playground. Soon will have accommodation.
Ponte de Pedra da Ribeira de Isna
This bridge is composed by six full arches with breakwaters, flat platform and masonry parapet.
Igreja de São Pedro/Igreja Matriz da Sertã
This temple had an outline originally gothic and afterwards it was added renaissance and baroque elements. There is a main altar in carving, the pulpit; the lateral altars, the glazed tiles and the roofs decoration are some of the elements …
Castelo da Sertã
Mountain Castle, medieval type, with walls of schist. Inside, it has a quadrangular Tower and Church nave only, with narrower chancel and Bell Tower-Church of Saint John the Baptist. The castle was abandoned for centuries and only in the year …
Parque de Merendas do Rio do Zêzere
Picnic Park large and very quiet. Has an outhouse with barbecue and shadows that come from the surrounding trees. In the same location are wooden benches and tables.
Passeio pela Margem da Ribeira de Isna
The ribeira da Isna lies in the catchment area of the Tagus and is a tributary of the River Zêzere. This rises in the Serra do Cabeço da Queen and in albufeira of the Castelo do Bode, near Vila de …
Convento de Santo António
In ancient times this was the male convent of the order of St. Francis, consisting of nave, chancel, Conventual dependencies in two-storey cloister. Watch out in fresh in the nave and chancel.
Moinho das Freiras
Leisure area of rare beauty, next to the River Zêzere, which consists of two zones: rest and recreation. One of the spaces has tables and benches, so you can make a snack. The recreational area is right next to a …
Área de Lazer das Margens da Ribeira
Area stretching along the Ribeira da Sertã, with bike path, walking spaces, garden benches, grassy areas and lighting, in addition to being a quiet and with good shadows.
After the Mondego, this is the second longest river entirely in Portugal. It starts on the Estrela mountain, at an approcimate altitude of 1900 m, and measures 242 km. The Nabão and the Alge, as well as the Isna, Paul, …
Serra de Alvelos
A hill that is also known as Cabeço da Rainha. It belongs to the Old Massif, in the Beira Baixa region, between Sertã and Oleiros, in an area of woods and pine woods. It measures 20 km and reaches its …
Barragem do Cabril
A dam on the Zêzere river, with piers. It is located on a valley with steep banks, dominated by eucalyptus trees and maritime pines. The most common fish species are the nase, the small-mouth bass and the carp. Recreational activities …
Where to sleep in Sertã
17TH-century convent turned into a luxurious hotel with all amenities for a comfortable stay, with emphasis on the outdoor saltwater pool.
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 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…
Situated in the center of Portugal, in the region of Cova da Beira, the county of Fundão was founded in 1747 by order of D. João V, saving him from t…
Penamacor integrates the region of Beira Baixa, forming part of the District of Castelo Branco and being composed of 12 parishes. The Serra da Malcat…
The lovely village of Belmonte is located on a rising slope of Serra da Estrela mountain range, overlooking Cova da Beira and Vale do Zêzere. It is a…
Start discovering the history of Castelo Branco at Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior Museum, installed in the old Episcopal Palace. Castelo Branco is …