Top things to do in Serra do Caldeirão

Top Choice Portuguese in Querença

Monte da Eira

A former threshing mill's stables have been converted to house this charming restaurant with white-clothed tables spread over several rooms and two outdoor terraces. Refined rustic specialities, such as estfado de j…
Workshop in Alte & Salir

Fábrica de Brinquedos

The hamlet of Torre's school fell into disuse when there weren't enough children. There wasn't much work around, either, so three local women decided to put the building to use. It's now a heart-warming workshop whe…
Portuguese in Querença

Tasquinha do Lagar

On the left as you come to the village proper from the south, this whitewashed place with a timber extension cooks hearty, no-frills country fare. Dishes change daily but regularly feature heart-warmers such as borr…
Museum in Alte & Salir

Pólo Museológico de Salir

Within the area encompassed by what remains of Salir's ruined castle, this little museum has a glass floor above the 12th-century Moorish foundations. Other local archaeological finds include Neolithic menhirs (stan…
Museum in Querença

Pólo Museológico da Água

On the village square, this small museum has a model of a waterwheel as well as information panels (in Portuguese) on water use. There's also a tourist office here, and it holds the keys to the church opposite. Desp…
Cafe in Alte & Salir

Agua Mel

Views over Alte extend from the balcony of this village-centre cafe, which turns out simple toasties and sandwiches and sweet pastries and cakes including a tarte de amêndoa caramelizada (caramelised almond tart).
Museum in Alte & Salir

Pólo Museológico Cândido Guerreiro e Condes de Alte

This museum–cultural space pays homage to Alte’s famous poet, Cândido Guerreiro, along with the Counts of Alte who once lived here. It displays books and paraphernalia, and also provides tourist information.