Things to do
Places to stay
22.03.2021 • 28.03.2021
Dark Sky Schist Villages
The Schist Villages have been certified by the Starlight Foundation as an International Starlight Tourism Destination thanks to the Dark Sky Schist Villages project. Starlight Destinations have a very low light pollution, allowing visitors to contemplate with utter clearance the most magnificent starry skies.
Villa Pedra is certainly one of the most inspiring renovation projects in Center of Portugal. It consists of a once abandoned village located in Sicó Mountain, only 30 km away from Coimbra, converted into a welcoming accommodation at the heart of a dazzling natural setting. The houses are named after trees and it feels like Springtime all year round!
Aveiro wooden paths
The newly opened 7 km-long Aveiro wooden paths follow the Aveiro Lagoon, inviting to the discovery of this breath-taking ecosystem so rich in avifauna and flora. Walking upon the waters of Aveiro Lagoon is diving in the identity of Aveiro, in a truly memorable experience.
Eneida Lombe Tavares
Eneida Lombe Tavares is a young product designer, based in Caldas da Rainha, who fell in love with the intricate art of basketry. Her inspiring work that mixes ceramics and basketry is all about a deep connection to nature. And to her fascinating African heritage.
Ladeira panoramic swing
Beautifully located at the top of Nazaré (Sítio district), Ladeira swing offers a truly unrivalled view over the endlessness of the Atlantic, the beach of Nazaré, the surfers challenging the ocean and the impeccably aligned white houses. Some say that Ladeira swing is a door to paradise.
Quinta da Taboadella
Taboadella is located in Silvã de Cima within 40 ha of vineyards between Vale do Pereiro and Vale do Sequeiro, offering a stunning view over Serra da Estrela. The modern wine cellar was designed by the Portuguese architect Carlos Castanheira and is an example of ecological sustainability by using materials such as wood and cork.
Quinta da Cruz
Quinta da Cruz is a centre for contemporary art placed in a beautiful natural setting in the outskirts of Viseu. A place where art meets nature.