Parque Natural do Alvão attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Parque Natural do Alvão

Fisgas de Ermelo

Just north of the town of Ermelo, on the N304 between Vila Real and Mondim de Basto, is a turn-off to the dramatic Fisgas de Ermelo waterfalls. From this junction, the road climbs 4km to an overlook with picture-per…
Village in Parque Natural do Alvão


The 800-year-old village of Ermelo is famous for its schist cottages capped with fairy-tale slate roofs that seem to have been constructed from broken blackboards. Once the main village of the region, it boasts trad…
Village in Parque Natural do Alvão

Lamas de Ôlo

Set in a wide, verdant valley some 1000m above sea level, somnolent Lamas de Ôlo is the park’s highest village, best known for its photogenic thatched roofs, as well as a nearby mill that was long driven by water fr…