Aldeia do Xisto of Álvaro

Aldeias do Xisto

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The 27 Aldeias do Xisto villages (schist villages), scattered in the heart of the Centre Region, are one of the best kept secrets of Portugal.

Discover a land where you can still feel the beating heart of nature. Here people and stones live together in a unique cultural landscape. To live it we must let ourselves be submerged and experience it in full. Stay, taste, feel. There are trails, rivers, peaks and valleys, adventure and tranquillity, new inhabitants who reinvent ancient knowledge. Here we can hear the discovery that begins within us.

Each village has its own unique charm, where culture and memory trace new paths into the future. The quality of the cuisine, the architecture and mountain landscapes, the purity of the river beaches, the excellent trails and the permanent challenge to creativity conquer all those who visit this region. But it is essentially the people and their relationship to the places that make the Aldeias do Xisto an experience that leaves a permanent mark in the heart.

The Aldeias do Xisto are the gateway to a wonderful land with diversified tourism and leisure opportunities in close contact with Nature and the region’s cultural traditions. Every village offers properly certified walking trails. Cycling enthusiasts will be amazed by the diversity of mountain biking trails and road routes. In summer, the network of river beaches offers refreshment and tranquillity in the country's purest waters. Speaking of water, venture out on the GRZ- Multistage Route of the Zêzere and discover one of the wildest rivers in Portugal. Enjoy the best regional cuisine in our restaurants. And, at the end of the day, relax in comfortable village accommodation. When you wake up you will want to start all over again.

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Local Village · Myxisto
Aldeia do Xisto de Aigra Nova
Myxisto
Village and much more. Here the friendliness is as contagious as the landscape is serene. Immerse ...
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Local Village · Lousã
Candal
Lousã
Nestled among the mountains A soothing resting place for those climbing or descending the ...
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Local Village · Lousã
Aldeia do Xisto de Casal Novo
Lousã
A new village in old schist. Hidden in dense woodland, it tumbles down the hillside. Make your way ...
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Local Village · Lousã
Aldeia do Xisto de Chiqueiro
Lousã
Rocked to sleep by the bells of the flock Only the bells of the flock seem to contradict the ...
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Myxisto
To enter this village is to discover a future in constant change. 
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Local Village · Myxisto
Aldeia do Xisto da Pena
Myxisto
Enamorada dos penedos Abrigada junto aos Penedos de Góis, a Pena parece desafiar a imponência do ...
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Local Village · Myxisto
Aldeia do Xisto de Aigra Velha
Myxisto
Hilltop village Here in the highest village, everything is simple and done following the natural ...
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Myxisto
A "casal" in one street In this one-street village there is a new community spirit. 
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Local Village · Lousã
Cerdeira
Lousã
Where inspiration lives Walking through the village is a physical and sensory experience. At every ...
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Local Village · Myxisto
Aldeia do Xisto da Comareira
Myxisto
The smallest and so original If you want to watch the world quietly from a different angle, just ...
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Local Village · Myxisto
Aldeia do Xisto do Gondramaz
Myxisto
Where art is carved on stones or sculpted on the facades of houses. 
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Local Village · Lousã
Aldeia do Xisto do Talasnal
Lousã
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Local Village · Myxisto
Aldeia do Xisto de Aldeia das Dez
Myxisto
Viewpoint Village From the granite there are distant views of the schist.
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Local Village · Myxisto
Aldeia do Xisto de Fajão
Myxisto
A story-book Village Fajão nestles peacefully between the quartzite cliffs of the Penedos de Fajão ...
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Local Village · Myxisto
Vila Cova de Alva
Myxisto
A long history A street where a significant number of door and window frames have Manueline ...
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