Located in Idanha-a-Nova, Monsanto is an imposing town carved in granite rough of a stone promontory that dominates the surrounding plain. The excellent geographic location of the place, made that Monte Santo privileged refuge for the most primitive peoples. Despite the archaeological survey of its proto-history is manifestly insufficient to accurately trace a historical context […]
The famous Roman city Civitas Aegitidanorum (documented since the year 16 BC), is mandatory reference of all archaeological tours of Portugal. But history of Idanha-a-Velha is full of remnants of other times. Visigoths and Arabs, Medieval Warriors, Knights Templar and “landlords” have left their mark here. The vast existing assets, deserves the Visigoth Cathedral (originally […]
If man made his mark in Penha Garcia, the same is true of nature. One of the greatest treasures of the town is in quartzite rocks 490 million years. At the time when all continents were united around the South Pole, the seas were inhabited by invertebrate organisms that moved in sandy-clay substrates, leaving marks. […]
The Castle of Penha Garcia is located in the town of Penha Garcia, Municipality of Idanha-a-Nova, Castelo Branco District, Portugal. Frontier castle, in a dominant position in the Ramiro mountain, overlooking the valley of the river Pônsul (on the right bank), on the southern slope of the mountain of Penha Garcia, a branch of saw […]
The main attractions for visitors Penha Garcia are undoubtedly the stunning views around the town, the originality of his castle, perched on top of the rock, and the brands that nature and history have left this place. Come and see this land full of legends and traditions, with all the charm of Beira Baixa.
Geopark Naturtejo da Meseta Meridional is a geopark extending the area composed of the municipalities of Castelo Branco, Idanha-a-Nova, Nisa, potters, Proenca-a-Nova and Vila Velha of Rodão, with a vast heritage geomorphological, geological paleontological and mineral. Is part of the World Network of Geoparks, created in 2004 by UNESCO and which it joined in 2006. […]
The Network of Schist Villages comprises 27 villages of 16 municipalities that are located in the center of Portugal, in the territory that lies between Castelo Branco and Coimbra. It is a territory consists mainly of shale mountains, surrounded and crossed by a good road network. The mountains offer stones forming part of the identity […]