Things to see and do - Pinhel
Leaving for Madeira
Serra da Marofa
Serra da Marofa : Michelin's recommendations
The road which links Pinhel to Figueira de Castel Rodrigo has been called the Excommunicated by the region's inhabitants as a result of the countless twists and turns that it takes through the Serra da Marofa. Many natural and artistic places of interest punctuate the journey which makes the trip quite pleasant. Having crossed a rich agricultural region, the road runs between boulder strewn slopes then crosses the valley of the Côa, verdant with gardens. It then penetrates the wild and rocky Serra de Marofa before reaching the plateau of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, planted with fruit trees. At the top of the Serra (976 m) is a fine belvedere especially when looking over the fortified village of Castelo Rodrigo whose ruins are up on a rocky height... Castelo Rodrigo was an important town in the Middle Ages but was supplanted in the 19C by Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a town which has a Baroque church with many altars in gilded wood. To the south-east of Figueira, you can see the old convent of Santa Maria de Aguiar which today is private property and twenty or so kilometres to the north, at Barca de Alva, the flowering of the almond-trees between the end of February and mid-May provides a stunning spectacle which should not be missed at any cost.
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