Vouzela lies on the mountainous region has a privileged location: despite being a county from the interior is only 50 km from the coast. Of very ancient origin, the municipality of Vouzela has a rich archaeological heritage which stand out the Dolmen of Mottled of the Cambarinho, Medieval Tower de Cambra, Medieval Tower of Vilharigues, Medieval Tower of Alcofra, Dolmen da Lapa of Castle Rock Graves, Meruge, Rock Grave of São Domingos, Bridge Pebble, Roman road and Castro do Cabeço do Couço. A stroll through the town, be sure to meet the railway bridge, the Igreja Matriz de Vouzela (monument of Romanesque style of the 13th century), the pillory of Vouzela, Casa dos Távoras and the Prazias House. The natural heritage deserve also attention for the beauty and diversity of fauna and flora: Botanical reserve of Cambarinho, kills the Penoita and Mata da Nossa Senhora do Castelo. The ex-libris of gastronomy is undoubtedly the veal from Lafões. The dry soup, fireworks of pig, the roast lamb in the oven, or cooked corn porridge are another typical gastronomic proposals of the municipality. In the confectionary the highlight goes to the famous pastéis de Vouzela and the traditional desserts of fair: the quiet ones, the cakes, the yolk cavacas, the kisses and the birds. Parts in linen, wool and wicker characterize the craft of Vouzela.
What to do in Vouzela
Trlho da Penoita
This trails is 13 km long and there is the possibility of a smaller 4 km long path. It starts at the Parque de Merendas da Penoita (Penoita's Picnic Area) and is in full touch with nature, as well as a few archaeological vestiges.
Ponte Férrea de Vouzela
This former iron bridge is currently restricted to pedestrian traffic. Built in stone, is composed by large arches.
Igreja de Santa Maria / Igreja Matriz de Vouzela
This Romanic – Gothic church dated from the 13th century, it is also known as the Church of Our Lady of Assumption. It is also worthy to mention the bell ringer tower, the ogival doorway and the rose window on the main façade.
Taberna do Lavrador
This space, located in a rustic house and decorated with small agricultural utensils, has fine cuisine and a good wine list.
Ruínas do Castelo de Vilharigues
This Monument from the 15th century, these days is in ruins. It has a board with a written poem from the Engineer Mário Cruzeiro.
House full of charm, located in the historic town of Vouzela. It offers 11 rooms and ancient-modern décor, a family atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy a good wine of the Dão.
Torre de Cambra
Medieval watchtower of quadrangular. Archaeological excavations were conducted in 1997 that allowed for the recovery of hundreds of ceramic fragments.
Pelourinho de Vouzela
This pillory with obelisk shape has framed pedestal and shaft with round vertex and vertical fissures. It has a capital resembling a ball ornate with vegan symbols.
Where to eat in Vouzela
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