Vouzela (Temporarily closed)


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The fires that devastated the municipality of Vouzela on October 15 and 16 (2017) seriously damaged most of the municipal infrastructure for the practice of nature sports.
Given the lack of safety conditions in which such equipment is located, the Municipality of Vouzela has decided to close, until further notice, the entire network of MTB routes, the way of Santiago and the network of footpaths.
It should be noted that, in the network footpaths, the PR5 "Caminho de S. Miguel do Mato", the only one that has not been hit by fire, remains practicable and open to possible users.

Also operational are the valences of the host centre. For further information contact the Vouzela Tourist Office at 232 740 070, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The beautiful town of Vouzela, county seat, is located in the beautiful region of Beira Alta, in the fertile area of Lafões, enchanted by its natural beauty, patrimony and ancient history. 

In fact, this is a village with very remote origins, and there are several ancient legacies, such as the Castro da Senhora do Castelo, or the heritage of the Roman Empire that knew how to take advantage of the centrality of the region, in its important road axis, crossing here two important roads, one of them departing to the coast. 

Located in an area of great natural beauty and strong rural and traditional features, Vouzela also presents an interesting architectural legacy, highlighting the beautiful Romanesque Igreja Matriz, the Pillory, the Igreja da Misericóridia of the eighteenth century, the beautiful Capela de São Frei Gil dating from the seventeenth century, as well as the various manor houses and solars, built with the typical granite of the region, which can be found throughout the region, denoting the importance of agriculture and consequent generation of wealth for the "lords of the land" over the centuries. 

It is worth a visit to the interesting Vouzela Museum, which deals with the history and ethnography of the region, also housing some works of art from collectors in the region. 

From the Nossa Senhora do Castelo Park, there is a panorama of excellence over grand part of the region of Vouzela, being here the Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Castelo, and also a Camping Park. 

Vouzela has been able to maintain it´s traditions, especially rural and ethnographic over time, highlighting even today, the craftsmanship with linen work, regional quilts, or the many pieces of basketry. In gastronomic terms, there is much to know and delight in the whole region, like the already very famous Veal of Lafões or the Folar. 


  • www.cm-vouzela.pt/desportodenatureza

    40°43'20.1"N 8°06'34.1"W

  • Coming from the A25,take exit 13, then head towards Vouzela to the N333, N16 and N228.

  • Summer: 9h00 to 19h00

    Winter: 9h00 to 18h00

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  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • GPS Rental
  • Paid Baths
  • WC
  • Paid Bike Wash

  • Self-Service Workshop

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FPC contacts

  • Rua de Campolide, 237
    1070-030 Lisboa
  • (+351) 213 802 140
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