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CANTANHEDE

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Cantanhede is the biggest council of Coimbra district, covering a rather vast area of Bairrada and Gândara regions. A fortress was built here in 1080 and in 1514 was given the Royal “foral”. This is a land of good wine, but also of the so-called “Ançã stone”, used in sculpture and architecture, playing a major role in the region’s economic development. This town keeps some interesting monuments, such as the main church and Nossa Senhora da Conceição Convent. It is a typical town of Gândara region with several separated houses around a wide square. It is located 8km away from the sea and from Palheiros da Tocha, a former anglers’ village next to a vast beach, where the typical fishing nets and boats, before going to the sea, mix with sunbathers.

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