Aldeias

São 27 as Aldeias do Xisto distribuídas pela Região Centro, num território de enorme beleza que oferece experiências únicas.

Nas Aldeias do Xisto há sempre algo para descobrir (Gondramaz, em Miranda do Corvo)

A Rede das Aldeias do Xisto integra 27 aldeias de 16 concelhos que se situam no centro de Portugal, no território que se situa entre Castelo Branco e Coimbra. É um território essencialmente constituído por montanhas de xisto, circundado e atravessado por uma boa rede rodoviária.

Mas dizer só isto é muito pouco. As montanhas oferecem pedras que fazem parte da identidade do território. Com as pedras se fez a sua história, mas com elas se fez um projeto de futuro. Aldeias que estavam em ruína, a desaparecer, originaram um destino turístico premiado. É algo único e notável, por ter surgido num dos territórios mais desfavorecidos do interior do país.

As pessoas dão-nos afetos. A matéria prima do bom acolhimento. Com simpatia. Com conforto. Com bom gosto. Com sabores. Com um desafio. Descobrir as Aldeias do Xisto é dar e receber uma palavra de cumprimento dos seus habitantes. Se der mais umas quantas de conversa, receberá em troca uma história de vida.
É um destino com alma.

Vá estar no Centro de Portugal. Num mar de montanhas. com montanhas de água. As águas correm límpidas e a rede de praias fluviais compete com as praias do litoral. E oferece muitos quilómetros de percursos, pedestres e BTT, para a descoberta e a aventura.

Aqui, onde em tempos a natureza escondeu algumas das suas relíquias, que agora ressurgem em vários recantos.

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Aigra Nova

Lousã Mountain

Here the friendliness is as contagious as the landscape is serene. Immerse yourself in the Schist Traditions Ecomuseum and visit its various sites.

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Aigra Velha

Lousã Mountain

Here in the highest village, everything is simple and done following the natural cycle of the surrounding environment.

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Álvaro

Zêzere River

This village, which used to belong to the Order of Malta, hides a remarkable religious heritage worth discovering.

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Barroca

Zêzere River

Barroca still has a rural air to it, defined by its agricultural cycles, and it is here that you'll find the Schist Villages' Network headquarters and Shop.

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Benfeita

Açor Mountain

Every 7th May the bell tower of this “white village” commemorates the end of World War II with 1620 peals.

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Candal

Lousã Mountain

A soothing resting place for those climbing or descending the mountains. Go onto the top of the village and marvel at the magni

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Casal Novo

Lousã Mountain

Hidden in dense woodland, it tumbles down the hillside. Make your way down to the threshing floor and enjoy the view over Lousã and its castle.

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Cerdeira

Lousã Mountain

Walking through the village is a physical and sensory experience. At every step there is a nook, a blind alley, something that one does not know whether it was put there by man or by nature. There are no dissonances. There is just the sound of tranquillit

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Comareira

Lousã Mountain

If you want to watch the world quietly from a different angle, just sit on the bench at the entrance to the village.

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Fajão

Açor Mountain

Fajão nestles peacefully between the quartzite cliffs of the Penedos de Fajão and the River Ceira. And a certain Monsignor immortalized it in stories and woodcuts.

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Figueira

Tejo-Ocreza

Figueira is a village of immense rural charm. The jumbled streets in its centre hide a communal oven, the star attraction of the village.

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Janeiro de Cima

Zêzere River

By the Zêzere one shouts “Ahoy there ferry!” to cross the river. In Janeiro de Cima that was how people and trade used to travel from one bank to the other and today you can still take a ride upstream.

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Martim Branco

Tejo-Ocreza

Esta é uma aldeia que se esqueceu do tempo. Por detrás das casas da última rua, a ribeira de Almaceda faz cantar as águas e os rouxinóis.

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Mosteiro

Zêzere River

The village is situated at the bottom of a valley, as if in constant search of the water which, in other times, used to mean livelihood. Now it means recreation.

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Pedrógão Pequeno

Zêzere River

A white village, in granite, amid the sea of brown schist surrounding it. It stands beside the Zêzere, at the heart of the Schist Villages Network, with everything conveniently to hand.

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Pena

Lousã Mountain

Nestling in the shadow of the Penedos de Góis on the left bank of the Ribeira de Pena, Pena appears to challenge the imposing escarpment on the opposite bank.

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Sarzedas

Tejo-Ocreza

Sarzedas is the only Schist Village attached to a noble title. Nowadays, the bell tower serves as a vantage point from which to enjoy the beautiful views over the village and surrounding heath.

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Sobral de São Miguel

Açor Mountain

The inhabitants of this village believe it to be the "Heart of the Schist". Its relationship with schist is evident everywhere. However, this village is not made just of stone. It is well worth finding the small treasures hidden in São Miguel.

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Talasnal

Lousã Mountain

Explore this village deep in the magical world of Lousã Mountain, hidden among lush vegetation where deer, roebuck, wild boar and many other species lurk.

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