From Igarei to the Arada, Caramulo or Estrela Mountains, unique beauties and spaces of true inspiration abound. But if the preference is the proximity of agricultural activities, still carried out in a traditional way, then you don't even need to leave the village of Igarei. Share these or other unique experiences with your family and friends from the Igarei’s Houses.
Sangemil River Beach
A beach lost in the forest, an example of a sublime mixture of green landscape with the transparent blue of the Dão River and the golden tone of the sand.
Trabulo River Beach
Located in the municipality of Satão, this river beach was opened in 2017. In addition to its waters, there is a bathroom, picnic area, beach volleyball court, children's playground and a bar.
Folgosa River Beach
Located on the right bank of the Paiva River, this river beach with crystal clear waters is the ideal place for those looking for leisure time. Here, in addition to the natural beauty that surrounds it, you can find bathrooms, a picnic area with barbecue, a beach soccer field, children's playground and a bar.
Nandufe River Beach
Opened in 2009, this river beach in the parish of Nandufe is ideal for those who want to combine leisure with the discovery of new landscapes. This place has a bathroom, picnic area with barbecue and a small fountain to drink water.
Pouves River Beach
It's close to the center of São Pedro do Sul that we can find this river beach. With a lawn area and lots of shade, the space has bathrooms, a picnic area and a bar with a terrace so you can enjoy your day.
Porto de Varzea River Beach
Located in the parish of Campia, in Vouzela, this river beach, with clean and calm waters, invites its visitors to bathe in the bathing season. So that you can enjoy this space without worry, it offers a bathroom, picnic area with barbecue, children's playground and a bar/restaurant.
Termas do Carvalhal
Situated between the Montemuro and Arada Mountains, the Termas do Carvalhal combine thermalism with nature. Its waters are indicated to treat digestive and respiratory diseases, skin problems and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
Termas de Sangemil
Located on the banks of the River Dão, in Tondela, the Termas de Sangemil have been open to the public since 1994. Its waters are used for therapeutic purposes in respiratory, rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
Termas de São Pedro do Sul
Known for being one of the biggest spas in Portugal, Termas de São Pedro do Sul combine its medicinal waters with the natural beauty that surrounds it. Here, in addition to the wellness programs, respiratory, rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases are treated.
Tasquinha de Lafões
Located in the heart of Vouzela Village, this restaurant specializes in Portuguese cuisine, especially in the region of Lafões.
Sabores no Espeto & Wine Bar
This Steak House stands out for its Vintage decor and its concept of Lafões meats, on skewers and laminated on the board. The space has a Wine Bar service, where customers can taste different wines from the cellar, digestifs, cocktails, tapas and snacks.
Eira dos Sabores
Linked to the agricultural activity, this granite house is now a restaurant harmoniously inserted into the surrounding countryside. Here, you can enjoy a magnificent landscape with the taste of regional delicacies.
With over 30 years of experience, this seafood restaurant located in the heart of Viseu stands out for the quality of its fish and seafood.
Taberna do Lavrador
Located in a stone building in the parish of Cambra, this typical restaurant offers its customers the best dishes in the region.
Quinta da Cavada
Located in the city of Vouzela, this Portuguese restaurant offers its customers a variety of typical Portuguese cuisine.
Forno do Rei
Located in the center of Vouzela, this restaurant offers its customers a variety of typical dishes of the region.
The three mountains of Lafões Valley
São Pedro do Sul has in its municipality three mountains, Arada, Gralheira and S. Macário. Nature, here, takes us back to the beginnings of human memory in the world. There are several ways to penetrate this natural ecosystem of waterfalls, rivers and valleys where it is really "worth" to walk around.
Serra da Estrela
Estrela, in its cold and wild immensity, is a territory of solitude. Therefore, it provides several mysteries. Come and discover these mysteries and discover this Municipality of Beira Alta, located at the foot of Serra da Estrela will quickly become a pleasure.
Place of leisure and sport, the history of Fontelo Park begins in 1149, when the Herdade do Fontelo was purchased by D. Odório, Bishop of Viseu. Here, in addition to the green area and its biodiversity, visitors can find municipal swimming pools, a campsite, tennis and football fields, a sports pavilion and a pedestrian circuit.
Bica da água d’Álta Waterfall
Located on a slope of Serra dos Viveiros, in Caramulo, this medium-sized waterfall is located in an area composed of schist and granite.
Our Lady of the Castle Wood
Search for both leisure and sports activities, the Our Lady of the Castle Viewpoint offers its visitors a panoramic view over the region of Lafões. Here, you can find a chapel in honor of the saint with the same name, a campsite and two anthropomorphic graves excavated in the rock, dating from the Middle Ages.
Oleanders Botanical Reserve
Known for being the largest population of Leandros in the European Union, this botanical reserve is a true biodiversity hotspot in the Vouzela region. In this way, a series of trails and paths cross the place, so that its visitors are able to discover its richness.
Vouzela Municipal Museum
Opened in August 1963, this Municipal Museum aims to enhance the region's heritage. Its collection houses pieces dedicated to archeology, ethnography, toys, among other permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Cathedral of Viseu
Started to build during the reign of D. Afonso Henriques, in the middle of the twelfth century, the Cathedral of Viseu presents itself as an obligatory point of visit.
Varzea de Calde Linen Museum
Located in one of the few villages in the region of Viseu where linen is worked, this museum is housed in an old manor house recently renovated. It is a recreational-pedagogical space that brings together all the heritage related to the flax cycle and other aspects of the traditional culture that were dispersed throughout the village.
The geology around quartz crystals. An innovative approach to science, in a recovery of the site of an old extraction.
Former manor house, Casa da Ribeira rescues some of the memories of this part of the city - Ribeira, and shows the artisanal production that subsists and is renewed in the region.
This narrow and winding street that follows the slope of the half-slope was, in the past, one of the busiest in the city due to the number of shops that existed there and which justified it being also called Rua das Tendas. A careful eye discovers interesting details on the facades of old houses, many of them undergoing restoration work.
Cava de Viriato
Vast area of octagonal plan, with a unique configuration in the Iberian Peninsula. Here, possibly, there was a Roman military camp located at the confluence of several communication routes. The site may have been used by Muslims as a “camp city” at the time of Al-Mansur. From the 16th century onwards, possibly recalling its use as a shelter for flocks and shepherds in transhumance, the place was associated with the figure of Viriato, changing its name to Cava de Viriato.
Cambra's Medieval Tower
Built on a small elevation on the northwest slope of the Serra do Caramulo, this medieval tower might have been built between the 13th and 14th centuries and inhabited until the end of the 16th century. At some point in its history it suffered a fire.
Located in an open valley area, in the heart of the Caramulo Mountain, this is a megalithic monument with a polygonal chamber. Here, you can enjoy the landscape over the dam and the picnic areas.
Classified as a Property of Public Interest, the Palace of the Marquis of Reriz was built in the first half of the 18th century, at the behest of Dr. Diogo Francisco de Almeida e Vasconcelos. The presence of Queen Amélia and her court led to renovations of the building during the 1990s and its enrichment through a collection of ceramics, paintings, and furniture.
Considered the most internationally known Portuguese Dolmen, this National Monument presents itself as an authentic monument of prehistoric art. Here you can appreciate a series of cave paintings where the colors red and black stand out. Access to the public is closed, however it can be visited if you contact the Municipality of Oliveira de Frades.
Rural Techniques Museum
Opened at the end of 2001, in a building built during the 40s of the 20th century, this museum is located in the center of the village of Oliveira de Frades. Here, collections with objects and landmarks from the Neolithic period, from the Castro and Roman times, as well as the implements and agricultural materials used for the exploration of the land, are on display.
Rossio de Viseu
Considered the heart of the city, it is in Rossio that we can find the Paços do Conselho building, built in 1887, and the tile panel, designed by Joaquim Lopes in 1931. In its surroundings we can still find some green spaces, such as Jardim das Mães and Aquilino Ribeiro Park.
Castro de Santa Luzia
Classified as a Property of Public Interest, this archaeological monument takes us back to two distinct times, one in the Bronze Age and the other in the Iron Age. Here, the wall that surrounded the housing area and traces of the fireplaces in modeled clay stand out.
Grão Vasco Museum
Founded in March 1916, this Museum celebrates the life and work of the artist Vasco Fernandes, commonly known as Grão Vasco. In addition to its collection, visitors can also marvel at a vast collection of sacred art, from the Cathedral and various churches in the region.
Opened in 1959, the Caramulo Museum is the first automobile museum in the country. In addition to a vast collection of old cars, which includes pieces such as an 1899 Peugeot, a Rolls-Royce Phantom III, or even an armored Mercedes that was at Salazar's service, the archeology, sculpture, ceramics and furniture exhibitions can be visited.
Palace of the Counts of Anadia
Built in 1724 at the behest of Simão Paes do Amaral, Count of Anadia, this building is considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Beira Alta. This important landmark of Portuguese culture is classified as a Set of Public Interest.
Malhada de Cambarinho Dolmen
Comprising a chamber and a corridor, this necropolis is made up of eleven pillars, five of which are to the north and the rest to the south.
Crossing point for several Roman roads and, years later, an obligatory passage on the travel between Lamego and Lisbon, the historic center of Vouzela is characterized by its emblazoned buildings.
Vouzela Municipal Library
Located in one of the main arteries of the municipality, this building with characteristics of the Mannerist movement is classified as a Monument of Public Interest. Built during the 17th century, it has housed the Municipal Library since 1987.
Medieval Tower of Vilharigues
Built during the 13th century at the behest of King Afonso III, the Vilharigues Castle is classified as a Property of Public Interest. From here, visitors can marvel at the view over Vouzela and the Dão Lafões valley.
Medieval Tower of Alcofra
Located in Cabo de Vila, this square-shaped medieval tower takes us back to the 14th and 15th centuries. This point integrates two distinct routes (circuit of the towers and caramulo trails) that visitors can use to get to know this point, as well as the region that surrounds it.
Mões Medieval Fair
Mões Medieval Fair is a Historical Recreation of the Medieval Age that is organized annually in Vila de Mões. In addition to being a live history class, you experience the spirit of the times, interacting with figures from the past, who present ways and uses typical of the Middle Ages.
Douro River Cruises
Douro River Cruises are one of the most popular tourist activities in the region. There are several existing routes that allow you to enjoy a trip along the Douro River in order to get to know the region, the vineyards and the biodiversity that exists here.
The Ephemeral Gardens is an emerging event that takes place in the city of Viseu and that for seven days and seven nights, decorates the main and oldest historic streets of the city and where you can discover multiple cultural manifestations and practices. Usually organized in July.
St. Matthew's Fair
With the arrival of August, Viseu has a renewed and different pulse. With more than 600 years of history, the São Mateus fair brings together traditions, animations, traditional commerce, music shows, dances and songs, cinema, among other contemporary and traditional activities.