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FIGUEIRÓ DOS VINHOS

Malhoa’s flowering town

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Set upon the foothill and crossed by several river streams, tributary rivers of the Zêzere, Figueiró dos Vinhos offers a green scenario around beautiful reservoirs and mountains of the region. It is therefore called “Europe’s Flowering Town”, declared in 1998. This 8 century-old municipality has an interesting heritage, namely Nossa Senhora do Carmo Convent, district court tower and the main church. This church has a Renaissance portico and an altarpiece signed by José Malhoa, who lived many years in this land. He called it “the Sintra of the north”. The life of this artist can be unveiled in his former residence, a Romantic country house of the end of the 19th century, which is opened to the public. Not very far away lays the Permanent Handicraft Centre, a location created by the town hall, where the works of local artisans are exhibited and sold. In the surroundings of the town, you must visit old iron factories that used to produce artillery pieces until the 18th century, as well as many viewpoints spread along the municipality, offering a view over bucolic landscapes.

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