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.
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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