One of the most important fairs takes place near São Martinho, where chestnuts are the queen of the celebration. Also cultural is this event that takes place within the walls of the citadel. At the top, the castle sees everything, the castle keeps everything.

route typology
commemorative / ethnographic
historical / landscaped / gastronomic

linear / ~12km / natur+urb / easy+

route duration: 1 day
available: all year
commemorative: "Chestnut Fair"


(next date:) November 12

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In Marvão there is so much to discover. From the time of the Romans we visit the ovens and limestones of Escusa and the Roman bridge over the Trouts river. We discovered the ash tunnel of São Salvador da Aramenha, the chestnut groves, the cork oak forest and, on the plate, Alentejo cuisine. Over the River Sever, the bridge and the medieval tower gave its name to "Portagem" and the river beach. The medieval sidewalk connects the river to the top of the Sapoio mountain range. In Marvão, between the castle, museums, culture and landscapes, there is time and space to learn about the history of this place.