Geopark Naturtejo, Earth History, The Geological and Paleontological Heritage

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.

Its aim is to value the sites that act as key testimonies of Earth History, boosting employment and promoting regional economic development.

Geopark Naturtejo Places of Interest:

Natural Monument of Portas do Ródão – Gate  – Vila Velha de Rodão / Nisa

Ichnological Park Penha Garcia – Idanha-a-Nova

Almourão Gates – Proenca-a-Nova / Vila Velha Ródão

Granite Inselberge – Monsanto – Moreirinha – Alegrios – Idanha-a-Nova

Meanders of the Zêzere – Oleiros

River Cannons Erges  – Idanha-a-Nova

Granite morphologies of Serra da Gardunha – Castelo Branco

Pedunculated block Arez  – Alpalhão – Nisa

Roman gold mine of Conhal do Arneiro – Nisa

Pônsul fault scarp – Nisa /Vila Velha Ródão / Castelo Branco / Idanha-a-Nova

Cascade of Fragas da Água d’Alta  – Oleiros

Route of the Safe Mines – Idanha-a-Nova

Old mining complex of Beira Monforte – Castelo Branco

Trunk Fossil Perais – Vila Velha Ródão

Geomorphological viewpoint of Corgas – Proenca-a-Nova

Epigénica throat of  Malhada Velha (Oleiros)

 

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