"THE GREAT ROUTE OF THE 12 HISTORICAL VILLAGES OF PORTUGAL"

DRIVE AN ELECTRIC CAR THROUGH SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HISTORICAL VILLAGES IN PORTUGAL.THIS IS A UNIQUE PROGRAMME CONNECTING A HISTORICAL PAST TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.

SOME OF THE PLACES TO VISIT

ALMEIDA

THE FORT OF ALMEIDA SQUARE (17TH / 18TH CENTURY) IS A MAGNIFICENT MASTERPIECE OF BAROQUE MILITARY ARCHITECTURE. THE AERIAL VIEW IS A COLOSSAL 12-POINTED STAR. THE LAND VIEW IS A JOYOUS TRIP TO OTHER TIMES.

BELMONTE

THE BIRTHPLACE OF PEDRO ÁLVARES CABRAL, HOUSES IN ITS MOTHER CHURCH THE IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF HOPE, THE SAINT THAT THE NAVIGATOR WOULD HAVE TAKEN ON HIS VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY OF BRAZIL.

CASTELO MENDO

FORTIFIED IN THE 12TH CENTURY, THIS SMALL MEDIEVAL VILLAGE WAS AN IMPORTANT POINT IN THE KINGDOM’S DEFENSIVE STRATEGY. NO LESS IMPORTANT WAS ITS MEDIEVAL FAIR, CONSIDERED THE COUNTRY’S FIRST OFFICIAL FAIR.

CASTELO NOVO

IT PRESERVES THE MEDIEVAL AND GRANITE ATMOSPHERE OF THE MANOR HOUSES OF ANCIENT NOBLE FAMILIES. AT THE TOP, THE IMPOSING CASTLE, WHICH GAVE ITS NAME TO THE VILLAGE, HOLDS MORE THAN 800 YEARS OF KINGS’ HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS.

MONSANTO

KNOWN AS THE MOST PORTUGUESE VILLAGE OF PORTUGAL, SINCE 1938, AND HISTORICAL VILLAGE, SINCE 1995, IT IS THE MOST EMBLEMATIC VILLAGE OF THE COUNTRY AND LANDMARK OF THE REGION. IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE.

SORTELHA

WITH A CHARTER GRANTED IN 1228, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND WELL PRESERVED PORTUGUESE VILLAGES. HERE YOU WILL RETURN TO THE PAST THROUGH COBBLED STREETS AND ALLEYS, MEDIEVAL GRAVES AND RENAISSANCE CHURCHES.

SOME OF THE EXPERIENCES TO LIVE

POUSADA DA
SERRA DA ESTRELA

IT IS SITUATED IN THE NATURAL PARK OF SERRA DA ESTRELA, WITH A SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS AND A SURPRISING INTERIOR DESIGN. THIS RENOVATION PROJECT WAS SIGNED BY ONE OF THE MOST RENOWNED PORTUGUESE ARCHITECTS, SOUTO MOURA.

GASTRONOMY

THE RICH MOUNTAIN FLAVOURS, ARE CHEESES, SAUSAGES, WINES, SOUPS, BAKED GOODS… AND DESSERTS. THE TASTIEST MEALS AWAITS IN THE BEST LOCAL RESTAURANTS.

TRADITIONAL SHEEP FARM

IN A TRADITIONAL SHEEP FARM, CHEESES OF THE REGION WILL BE TASTED: FROM FRESCO TO QUEIMOSO CHEESE, PASSING THROUGH THE YELLOW OF FUNDÃO. THE CHEESE WILL BE SERVED WITH RYE BREAD, WINE OR LIQUOR AND A BEAUTIFULL VIEW OF COVA DA BEIRA.

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