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São Mamede Mountain Natural Park

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Location Rua General Conde Jorge Avilez 22 1º
7300-185 Portalegre
District:Portalegre
County :Portalegre
Parish:São Lourenço
Contacts Tel:245909160
Fax:245207501
Email:pnssm@icnb.pt

Covering a 31.750 ha area, the Natural Park of São Mamede Mountain stretches along this mountain, and it embraces the councils of Arronches, Castelo de Vide, Marvão and Portalegre. It is located by the border with Spain. It is a mountainous green Alentejo instead of a dry plain one. Apart from an imposing nature, there are diverse vestiges of human presence: cave paintings, such as Esperança cave paintings; Medieval castles like Alegrete Castle; outstanding urban settlements, such as Marvão or Castelo de Vide. A network of Medieval paths connects the main villages, posing a true challenge to walking tours’ lovers. 1025m high São Mamede Mountain is the most important reliefs in the Alentejo region. There are plenty of quartz crests shaping the landscape. Roman ruling left quite visible traces, such as the ruins of Roman city Ammaia in Aramenha, two steps away from Marvão.

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Responsable: Instituto de Conservação da Natureza/Director do Parque: Dr. Rui Correia

Area covered: 31.750

Services available: Picnic Area, Information Center, Trails

Observations: There are delegations of the Parque em Marvão (Tel. 245 993 886), Castelo de Vide (Interpretation - Tel. 245 905 299) and Arronches.

Access: National Road (EN) 10. By train - Portalegre Station.

Area covered: County of Arronches (parishes of Esperança and Mosteiros), Castelo de Vide (parishes of São João Baptista, Santiago Maior and Santa Maria da Devesa), Marvão (parishes of Santa Maria de Marvão, Santo António das Areias and São Salvador de Aramenha) and Portalegre (parishes of Alegrete, Carreiras, Reguengo, Ribeira de Nisa, São Julião, S. Lourenço and Sé).

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Localização Rua General Conde Jorge Avilez 22 1º
7300-185 Portalegre
Distrito:Portalegre
County:Portalegre
Parish:São Lourenço
Contactos Tel:245909160
Fax:245207501
Email:pnssm@icnb.pt
www.icnb.pt

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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