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Safety informationBe careful of heat in the summer and slippery terrain in the winter.
SOS Emergência: 112
SOS Floresta: 117
GNR (police) Pampilhosa da Serra: (+351) 235 590 100
ADXTUR - Schist Village Network - 275 647 700 | 960 101 873
Tips and hintsDefined as mountain territory, the county is located in the course of the mountain system Estrela-Açor. Halfway between Coimbra and Castelo Branco it is situated at the heart of Schist Villages. The range of the Serra da Açor mountains are a Natura network site that house a substantial population of Portuguese laurel. These mountains have the largest populations of Portuguese laurel in the country, and that of the Margaraça Forest is the most important. During the ice ages these forests, which are adapted to warm climates, almost disappeared from the continent. Small patches survived for millions of years in areas such as sheltered mountain valleys where they can still be found.
- Maranho (Goat stomach filled with goat meat mixture)
- Cabrito (Kid)
- Chanfana (Goat stewed in red wine)
- Bacalhau da Couvada (Cod with cabbage)
- Tigelada (Baked custard pudding - eggs, sugar, wheat flour, milk and cinnamon)
- Olive oil cake
- Honey cake
- Arroz Doce (Sweet rice pudding with goat milk)