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Safety informationBeware of high temperatures in the summer and slippery terrain in the winter.
SOS Emergency: 112
SOS Forest: 117
GNR Proença-a-Nova (police): (+351) 274 672 667
ADXTUR- Aldeias do Xisto Network: (+351) 275 647 700 | (+351) 960 101 873
Tips and hintsThe village of Figueira is a well-preserved schist village. In old times the “wolves gates” would completely close the village during the night, protecting livestock and poultry from being attacked. Made up of streets, alleys, narrow quelhos and quelhas arranged in labyrinthine fashion, the core houses the communal wood oven, where bread is regularly baked. The Figueira stream, which circles the village, offers wide margins in certain places, used for subsistence farming, olive trees and grazing animals. These margins are beautifully structured by long hatchet schist stonewalls, in order to defeat the flow of the stream without degradation. Its width also facilitated movements between the cultivated fields and food and goods transportation.
- Maranho (Goat stomach filled with goat meat mixture)
- Cabrito (Oven wood roasted kid)
- Plangaio (rice and pork stew)
- Traditional smoked sausages
- Cabbage with breadcrumbs
- Tigelada da Cortiçada (Baked custard pudding - Cortiçada style)
- Coscoréis (pastries)
- Broas de Mel (pastries)
- Olive oil