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The Tagus Route - Live Science Centre > Constância - GRZ on Foot: Stage 8

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  • / The Tagus Route - Live Science Centre of Constância > Constância - GRZ: Stage 8
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  • / The Tagus Route - Live Science Centre of Constância > Constância - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / The Tagus Route - Live Science Centre of Constância > Constância - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / The Tagus Route - Live Science Centre of Constância > Constância - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / The Tagus Route - Live Science Centre of Constância > Constância - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / The Tagus Route - Live Science Centre of Constância > Constância - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / The Tagus Route - Live Science Centre of Constância > Constância - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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The Live Science Centre is located about 5 km from Constância. This is the last section of the GRZ, where the river Zêzere meets the river Tagus. 
easy
5.1 km
1:15 h
80 m
200 m
The Live Science Centre is located about 5 km from Constância, the municipal seat. After 300 metres, the GRZ enters a forest path and begins a descent with panoramic views over the Zêzere, which runs along the last part of the route, until it meets the river Tagus. Here ends the Multistage Route of Zêzere. 

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the sky at the Live Science Centre, observe the panoramic landscapes and the scenic beauty where the Zêzere meets the Tagus. 

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Updated: August 20, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
155 m
Lowest point
20 m
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Safety information

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.

 

Contact information

SOS Emergency: 112

SOS Forest: 117

Constância Municipal Council: (+351) 249 730 050, geral@cm-constancia.pt 

Tips, hints and links

 The Live Science Centre of Constância has the means which allow to see the stars and to learn about science in a way that is engaging to visitors of all ages. A large space, which includes a planetarium, can take you on a “ride” from the Galaxy to the solar system and to Earth. It includes carousels that set the visitor circling around the Sun or, seated on Io’s chair, contemplating the movement of Jupiter’s moons. Dozens of other facilities, mostly outdoors, allow visitors to travel the sky and enjoy the harmony of the great machine of the world. Right next door is a Parque de Apoio with capacity for 400 camping tents, a dormitory with bunk beds for 20 people and all hygiene conditions, including hot showers, complete the surroundings.

Known as Vila Poema, Constância welcomed great national literary figures, from Luís de Camões to Vasco de Lima Couto and Alexandre O'Neill. King Sebastião also visited Constância when fleeing the Plague, and made it a town, creating the municipality in 1571. Queen Maria II later passed through here, and changed its name from Punhete to the Notable Town of Constância in 1836. Here you will find a rich and diversified built heritage, notably the main church and Misericórdia [Mercy] church, the pillory, the Viewpoint of Time and several private dwellings built over the last three centuries. The municipality's natural heritage is also important, and includes the rivers, rural territory and moorland that provide landscapes of unusual beauty, fresh air and the chance to engage in many diverse activities. The Museum of Rivers and Maritime Arts, the Santa Margarida Environmental Park and the Tropical Butterfly Centre are also points of interest to visit.

Start

Centro Ciência Viva Lat.: 39° 29' 41.64"" NLong.: 8° 19' 26.184"" W (155 m)
Coordinates:
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39.494671, -8.323831
DMS
39°29'40.8"N 8°19'25.8"W
UTM
29S 558141 4371891
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Destination

Constância

Turn-by-turn directions

After about 300 metres, the GRZ takes a forest path and starts a descent that will provide some panoramic views over the Zêzere. After a couple of kilometres, the route returns to the paved road for a short stretch. A descent down the path on the right will lead to the 358-2 road, which will be followed for 350 metres. Again the path on the right will lead you close to the left bank of the river. The last kilometre is near the Zêzere, which is always close at hand, on the verge of meeting the Tagus and the end of this great route. 

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Coordinates

DD
39.494671, -8.323831
DMS
39°29'40.8"N 8°19'25.8"W
UTM
29S 558141 4371891
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
1:15h
Ascent
80 m
Descent
200 m
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