Piodão

piodão

What is piódão famous for?

A historical village that has never actually played a major part in the History of Portugal, Piódão has become famous more recently because of its scenographic setting in the heart of the Serra do Açor. Such beauty is more than sufficient reason for visiting the village.

Why visit the historic village of piódão in Portugal?

The historic village of Piódão is fascinating and so hidden that few get the opportunity to visit. The first thing you’ll notice is its church– built at the end of the 18th century it doesn’t fit in with its surroundings. While odd, I quite like it– it certainly makes a statement!

What is the view of piodao from the Terras like?

View of Piodao from the terras is great. Breakfast was excellent. This hotel could not be in a better location. It is perched on a height overlooking a beautiful village called Piodao, which is in a valley surrounded by mountains. When I seen this place I …

Where to stay in piodão?

Nestled in the Serra do Açor Mountains, this hotel is built out of slate and offers panoramic views over the historic village of Piodão. Inatel has an indoor pool, sauna, and a spa pool. A satellite TV and a well-stocked mini-bar are in Piodão’s room. Each comes features a contemporary décor and colorful bedspreads.

What makes piódão so special?

Piódão looks like it belongs in a fairytale, with its stone houses and black slate roofs. It’s home to a whopping 224 permanent residents (as of 2001) but plenty of people come to visit as it’s one of Central Portugal’s prettiest villages and a part of the “Historical Villages” route.

What to do in the historical village of piódão?

With terraces painted blue, the colour that adorns the windows and doors of the schist houses, the Historical Village of Piódão is a unique and beautiful picture-postcard. The most iconic and irresistible dish of the Historical Village of Piódão is known as chanfana (lamb or goat stew).

What to eat in piódão?

The most iconic and irresistible dish of the Historical Village of Piódão is known as chanfana (lamb or goat stew). Other highlights of the local cuisine are rice with rabbit and the desserts of rice pudding and sponge cake.

Where to stay in piódão?

Piódão is small, but it’s home to a couple of guesthouses for people who would like to spend the night. The two I found recommended are Casa da Padaria and Inatel Piódão.

What makes the village of piódão unique?

Beautifully built upon the ledges which climb Serra do Açor, the village of Piódão is harmoniously craved into the nature that surrounds it and of which it seems to be a part.

Is piodão made of schist?

Bar the incongruous white church, the entire village of Piodão is made of almost entirely of schist, including the roads and paths between houses. I’m surprised it isn’t integrated into the network of schist villages in central Portugal and can only assume that the Historical Villages network claimed it first.

Where to stay in piódão?

Piódão is small, but it’s home to a couple of guesthouses for people who would like to spend the night. The two I found recommended are Casa da Padaria and Inatel Piódão.

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