Top things to do in Idanha-a-Velha

Ruins in Idanha-a-Velha


The only evidence of the Knights Templar is the Torre dos Templários, made of massive chunks of stone and now surrounded by clucking hens. It sits on top of what was likely the pedestal of a Roman temple. Other Roma…
Cathedral in Idanha-a-Velha


Tucked into a corner of the walled town sits the 6th-century Visigothic cathedral, surrounded by a jigsaw puzzle of scattered archaeological remains. The church has undergone heavy restoration, but its early roots a…
Museum in Idanha-a-Velha

Lagar de Varas & Museu Epigráfico Egitaniense

The Lagar de Varas, near the cathedral, hosts an impressive olive-oil press made in the traditional way with ruddy great tree trunks providing the crushing power. In the same complex you’ll find a narrow epigraphic …