Serra da Freita

Serra da Freita is part of the Gralheira Massif, together with Serra da Arada and Serra do Arestal, reaching its maximum altitude at 1085 meters at Pico de São Pedro Velho, and extending through the municipalities of Arouca, São Pedro do South and Vale de Cambra. There you will find natural riches such as the Frecha da Mizarela waterfall, 75 m high, and the Pedras Parideiras, a geological phenomenon that can only be observed in Russia. These are a type of stones that are “born” from a mother rock of granite origin, and which symbolize fertility in the region’s popular tradition. It is also home to some rare species of fauna and flora, some even on the verge of extinction, including the Iberian wolf, the wild boar, the common buzzard or the wild cat, protected by vegetation such as heather, the pine, oak, strawberry tree or holly. The Caima River has its source here.


Serra da Freita


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Natural Resources near Serra da Freita

Barragem Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco

The dam was built on the Caima River between 1936/42. It is in this place on the Caima River that various sports are practiced, such as motorboats, sailing, je…

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