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Route of the fossils

Site with historical interest with pelourinho dating from the reign of D. Sebastião. The castle now... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Luís A

A beautiful village with an amazing natural pool and waterfall. I was surprised that this was the... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Belas, Portugal
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Site with historical interest with pelourinho dating from the reign of D. Sebastião. The castle now serves as a viewpoint, with the dam and cliffs containing many fossils. Old farmhouse is today a museum that can be visited and that remains with all the traces...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful village with an amazing natural pool and waterfall. I was surprised that this was the first time I ever heard about this place, really amazing!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank antonioVBoas
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This town just looks like another hillside village as you drive by. The first time, I did just drive by. However, it has more to it than you might think. There is a lake, an amazing swimming area, a castle, old mills and a giant...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chileice
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We didn't have much time on our way back to Lisbon from the boulder village of Monsanto, so stopped quickly and walked to the serene little pond beside the fossils.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sierrasue50
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Penha Garcia is a nice place to visit for a couple of hours. It's situated on a hillside next to the road in between Monsanto and the Spanish border. You can follow a clearly indicated walk that leads up to the castle and the dam...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank lucd166
Reviewed April 20, 2017

The village itself is just nice, but the walk is really worth the effort and has a lot of interesting features. Not well indicated though.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Awesome walk, well worth a few hours of your day if you are travelling past. Views are great from the top of the small castle

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Noel M
Reviewed June 6, 2016

We walked to the castle and then through the "geopark" to the dam and back. The rock formations, the views from everywhere were fabulous. Absolutely worth an hour or two of your time! (And it's free.)

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank DandC02482
Reviewed May 10, 2016

Wonderful medivalvillage and Natur -Tejo Unesco global geopark.You can enjoy deliceous local ciusine, wonderful views and Ordovician trace fossils.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank tamara b
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Penha Garcia is one of the old Granitic villages of Portugal, provides you and your family a very good week-end outdoors. The walking tours to see the water mills and the pre-historic prints in the rocks of animals and plants, are something not to be...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Fernando C
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