Vale de Cambra

The municipality of Vale de Cambra, full of agricultural and forestry wealth, lies between the natural landscape of the Serra da Freita and sustainable industrial development, which represents a curious paradox, but that makes this part of the country in a surplus value to the natural and industrial level in the context of the region, with emphasis on the metalworking industry, dairy and packaging. Although there are megalithic monuments, insculturas and castros that prove the presence of man in this region since the geologic themes, the first reference to lands of Cambra arises in 922, a donation to the Bishop d. Comado and Crestuma monastery by King Ordoño II of León and Castile. Later, in the 14th century, become part of the lands of Santa Maria by donation to Fernão Pereira, father of the first Earl of the fair and, in 1514, d. Manuel grants Charter to Macieira de Cambra, then the county seat. In 1926 the village of Vale de Cambra, due to the extinction of the municipality of Apple tree and replacing the place of Gandra, thus becoming municipal headquarters, elevated to a city in May 20, 1993. Highlights the culture and crafts of the County, well rooted in folk wisdom passed down from generation to generation which preserved the production of linen, weaving of wool and cotton, the ex-votos in wax, the canastas and the baskets. And, to better meet this Council, we cannot fail to appreciate the local cuisine, expressed in delicacies such as roast veal serrana, cornbread, sausage, prosciutto or serrano flavored cheese, accompanied by a good original vinho verde region.

Where to eat in Vale de Cambra

Where to sleep in Vale de Cambra

Traços d'Outrora
Traços d'Outrora

A Traços d’Outrora localiza-se na aldeia do Trebilhadouro, situada no concelho de Vale de Cambra. Este é o sítio ideal para umas férias de descanso no meio da …

Quinta Progresso Hotel
Quinta Progresso Hotel

4 star

Located in Macieira de Cambra ,Vale de Cambra, overlooking the Freita Mountain, this four star unit combines the charm of the nature and the comfort and refi…

Pensão Suissa
Pensão Suissa

The path of Serra da Freita, along the West side of the Gralheira mountain massif, lies the Pension Suissa, an accommodation characterized by harmony with natu…

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Arouca


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Estarreja


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Vagos


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Oliveira do Bairro


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