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Rest StopErmida da Sra. da Confiança
Nossa Senhora da Confiança viewpoint
Casal dos Bufos
Aldeia do Xisto de Pedrógão Pequeno
Loja Aldeias do Xisto do CIT Pedrogão Grande
WARNING: This section burned down almost completely and severely. Use is strongly discouraged.
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
Sertã Municipal Council: (+351) 274 600 300,
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It was ordered to be built by the Conceição and Silva family, from Pedrogão Pequeno, in 1902 (project by the architect Ruynant), on the ruins of an older one. Legend has it that it was ordered to be built in the 13th century by a noble knight, who was then under arrest and on his way to Coimbra. He spent the night in a cell in Pedrogão Pequeno jail, located in the vicinity the Chapel of Santo António. This nobleman claimed to be the victim of court intrigue. During the night, he decided to pray, pleading to the Virgin Mary to give him protection and trust in his innocence. And the image of Our Lady appeared to him. At that moment, he promised to build a chapel on that spot. After his acquittal, he kept his promise to Nossa Senhora da Confiança. The current chapel has simple lines and has just one nave. The altars are of great value for their antique carvings, which belonged to the former Convent of Santo António da Sertã. Here, one of the oldest and most popular festivals in the region is held between 7 and 9 September. In the surrounding area, there are vestiges of a late Bronze and Iron Age fortified settlement.
The Mother Church and the Philippine Bridge, classified as a National Monument, are the main points of interest of Pedrógão Pequeno Schist Village. It is mandatory to taste the fish soup.