From the hands of city people who saw Schist Villages as a getaway for weekends, Casal de São Simão created a new feeling of community. This one street village, now recovered, where each house follows the original design and was recovered with traditional materials, has a fountain, a chapel and a footpath which leads to a river beach. It also has a Schist Village Store, a restaurant and an organization. This renovated notion of community living is a new lifestyle which values the contrast between urban standards and rural values in Central Portugal.

Here you will find all this in one place where there is always something to do: caves to conduct speleology, a mountain to explore in MTB rides or pedestrian walks, dams and water streams inviting you to try canoeing.