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Rest stopsCasa Cova do Barro
Casa da Pedra Rolada
Aldeia do Xisto of Janeiro de Cima
Chapel of São Sebastião
Casa de Janeiro
Casa das Tecedeiras Aldeias do Xisto Shop
Janeiro de Cima River Beach
Aldeia do Xisto de Janeiro de Baixo
Take the necessary precautions for high temperatures in summer and slippery terrain in the winter. The levels of difficulty and times given are only indicative. They were calculated on a physical effort basis and do not include stops.
Make your estimate by analising the technical data of path to be taken.
SOS Emergency: 112
SOS Forest: 117
Fundão Municipal Council: (+351 )275 779 060 |
Pampilhosa da Serra Municipal Council: (+351) 235 590 320 |
Oleiros Municipal Council: (+351) 272 680 130 |
Tips and hints
The schist houses, densely dotted with pebbles from the riverbed, make Janeiro de Cima a unique village. A unique urban grid dives into labyrinthine paths, ending at the old church, around which the town formed. The new church is located at the entrance of the village and, together with the parish centre and café, a welcome area par excellence and a vital element of the village - is the village’s reception area, wide, open and simultaneously organised.
Legend has it that a nobleman, when he died, decided to bequeath his property to the two sons, both called Januários. Thus was born Janeiro de Cima on the left bank, and Janeiro de Baixo on the right bank. The watercourse and dense pine vegetation are elements of the surrounding landscape. The two banks were once joined by a public barge carrying people and animals between Fundão and Pampilhosa da Serra municipalities. From high above, they would yell out, “Oh da Barca!”, calling for the boatman’s services. Today the boat still exists: the tradition was preserved and the vessel faithfully reconstructed.