Welcome to Castelo de Vide
High above lush, rolling countryside, Castelo de Vide is one of Portugal’s most attractive and underrated villages. Its fine hilltop vantage point, dazzlingly white houses, flower-lined lanes and proud locals are reason alone to visit. There aren’t many attractions in town, but there doesn’t need to be. Absorb this pleasant place for a day and a night; at dusk and early morning you can experience the town at its most disarming. You’ll see elderly women crocheting on doorsteps, children playing in the narrow streets and neighbours chatting out of upper-storey windows.
Castelo de Vide is famous for its crystal-clear mineral water, which spouts out of numerous pretty public fountains; several of these are surrounded by hedged gardens.