All articles about Schist Villages

Água Formosa

Água Formosa (Fair Water) received its name because of the pure liquid which streams out of its fountain and is as relaxing as the fade sound of the water flow.

Aigra Nova

Enjoying its proximity to the panoramic road which connects the Serra da Lousã Schist Villages to the neveiros (snow keepers) in Nave de Santo António, Aigra Nova has been brought back to life.

Aigra Velha

With one single street, this small village is the ideal place to be far away from everything.


You should not miss the chapels’ rout which has a wayside shrine in each path and countless surprises among its religious heritage. Pedestrian routes, river beaches, handicraft, food, quality rural lodgings: Álvaro has a little bit of everything.

Argon Travel

The combination of spirituality, leisure and culture.


Arts & Craft Week | Cerdeira

Five days, five different experiences. Cerdeira’s team of artist-teachers offers workshops giving form to another week of intensive learning. Wool Spinning, natural dyeing, introduction to weaving, drawing from nature and raku (Decorating and firing Shawan).


Surrounded by a pine wood and the old Panasqueira Mines, Barroca still keeps its rural environment commanded by agricultural cycles.



This is the ideal place to work out your appetite before you leave to explore the landscape and monumental treasures of Serra da Lousã like the Biological Park, the Trevim or the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Casa Cova do Barro

The house Cova do Barro is located at the Schist Village of Janeiro de Cima, nested at the bottom of the Zêzere Valley amidst mountains and pine woods. In the first floor of the house, guests will find the reception, as well as 1 suite and 4 double rooms, one of them prepared to accommodate

Casa da Pedra Rolada – CC

Casa da Pedra Rolada is a cosy house with three double rooms in Schist Village Janeiro de Cima. The ground floor has a fully-equipped kitchen and a living room.

Casa de Janeiro de Cima – CC

In Janeiro de Cima you will find walls built of schist stones and pebbles, together with modern and comfortable rooms. Begin your day with a delicious breakfast with home-made jam, and then start to discover arts and traditions with the local inhabitants.

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