Welcome to Piódão

Until the 1970s the only way to reach Piódão was on horseback or by foot. Nowadays, visitors drive in, and the village has become something of a tourist attraction. It remains a wonderfully atmospheric spot, though. As you wander its tiny lanes note the many doorways with crosses over them – these were said to offer protection against curses and thunderstorms.

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Piodão and Foz De Égua Village from Lisbon

Somewhere in the Serra do Açor, between curves and counter corridors, is the magnificent village of Piódão, one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal, and has been classified as a property of public interest since 1978.Its typical shale and slate houses, with blue painted wooden windows, gracefully descend the hillside, forming an amphitheater in this steep mountain range, being by many titled "village crib." Arriving at Piódão it is time to recover energies with a beautiful regional liquor, and to visit some more places of interest of the village. In Foz D 'Égua, in addition to the traditional houses, it is worth mentioning the natural swimming pool, a place where the Piódão river meets the Chãs d'Égua river, which runs towards the river Alvôco. In this place there are indications of the way to take to return to Piódão.

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Full Day Tour from Coimbra to Estrela Mountain and Piodão

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Serra da Estrela, Serra da Estrela, Guarda District, Central PortugalWe start climbing the mountain by Seia side, we pass by Sabugueiro, Lagoa Comprida and the top of the mountain, Torre and sky slopesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Aldeia Historica do Piodao, Arganil, Coimbra District, Central PortugalFree visit at Piodão. Just walking in narrow little streets, fluvial beach or take a time for snacking regional products Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cascata da Fraga da Pena, Pardieiros, Coimbra District, Central PortugalWalking for visiting the waterfallDuration: 1 hourStop At: Aldeia do Xisto de Benfeita, Arganil, Coimbra District, Central PortugalFree walking through the village, visiting for example the fluvial beachDuration: 30 minutes