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Silver Coast – What to visit

Artvilla is located in the center of Vila Nova, a small mountain village in the foothills of the Serra de Montejunto. The village is part of Vilar parish from the Cadaval municipality, one of the 12 counties that comprise the beautiful "Silver Coast", the central part of the former Extremadura province.

The Silver Coast region has a strategic location on its approach to the capital city Lisbon - just 45 min away - and from there to Europe and the world - as well as other urban and cultural centres.

The Cadaval district, buffered by Serra de Montejunto, perhaps more than any other county in the region, holds on to its rural nature, the rusticity of its ways still maintain ancient traditions of rural culture and its people.

Nearest Points of Interest (nature, culture e touristic)


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Serra de Montejunto

Throughout the hills there are traces of the presence of Dominican monks who left their mark; for example, a narrow stone path that joins the convents in the ruins of Friars Cemetery and others that allow beautiful footpaths. It is possible to detect the entry of some caves or grottos and observe or visit several windmills on the summit of the mountain. We invite you to know the best of the Serra de Montejunto Mountain.

Mountain villages and other points of interest in the Cadaval county

  • Pragança – typical village mountainous
  • Tojeira– “Bird Conservation Centre”
  • Pereiro e Avenal – The murals of "BRM" (good magi) performed annually in Twelfth Night
  • Serra da Senhora de Todo-o-Mundo (Alguber)

Cadaval Village

  • Nossa Senhora da Conceição Church
  • Municipal Museum
  • Public Fountain

Bombarral County

  • Quinta dos Loridos and Oriental Buddha Eden Garden
  • Bom Jesus Santuary, Carvalhal
  • Roliça and Vimeiro Line

Historical Monuments

  • Batalha Monastery
  • Alcobaça Monastery
  • Castle and Medieval Village of Obidos
  • Castle of Torres Vedras
  • Church of Santa Maria de Óbidos
  • Shrine of Sr.da Pedra
  • Convent of Santa Maria de Cos
  • Shrine of Nossa Sra da Nazaré
  • Municipal Museum of Cadaval
  • Lourinhã (Jurassic - the largest collection of dinossaur eggs in the world)
  • São Rafael Museum House (Factory Bordallo Pinheiro) - Caldas da Rainha
  • Malhoa Museum - Caldas da Rainha
  • Gorjão Palace Museum - Bombarral
  • Ethnographic Museum Joaquim Manso - Nazare

Festivals and Cultural Events

  • Christmas village – Óbidos
  • Medieval Market - Obidos
  • Opera Festival - Óbidos
  • International Piano Week – Óbidos
  • Carnival of Torres Vedras - "The Most Portuguese of Portugal"
  • Summer Carnival - Sta Cruz Beach
  • Feasts of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem – Peniche
  • St. Peter’s Fair - Torres Vedras
  • Pine Nuts Fair - Cadaval
  • ASP World Tour, Rip Curl Pro Surf Championship  - Peniche

Gastronomic Points of Interest

The land and sea are the main source of wealth of the "Silver Coast", making agriculture the main economic resource, namely the cultivation of vines and fruit, with special emphasis on the apple and rock pear. Field and sea that brings to the table rich western gastronomy both with most typical and succulent peasant dishes ("pig slaughter," the mountain goat in the oven, rabbit stew with rice ...) and in the sea produced delicacies (stews , clams ...), in addition to the abundant and variety of conventry or other pastry (Pão de Ló, Caldas “Cavacas”, Bean Cakes ...).


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Wine Route

  • Adega Cooperativa do Cadaval
  • Adega Cooperativa of Red
  • Quinta do Gradil
  • Quinta dos Loridos
  • Quinta do Sanguinhal
  • Quinta das Cerejeiras
  • Quinta de São Francisco
  • Quinta do Rol
  • Quinta da Marquesa

Gastronomy Festivals

  • Festival of the Flavours of the Sea (Peniche)
  • Seafood Festival (Atalaia, Lourinhã)
  • International Chocolate Fair (Óbidos)

Farmer’s Market

  • Cadaval Market
  • Bombarral Market
  • Torres Vedras Market

Beaches (within 25Kms)


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  • Areia Branca
  • Santa Cruz
  • Consolação
  • Baleal
  • Supertubos
  • Peniche
  • São Martinho do Porto
  • Foz do Arelho
  • Porto Novo
  • S. Bernardino
  • Salir do Porto
  • Nazaré
  • Praia do Norte (the world’s largest wave)
  • Praia do Seixo (awarded as “Golden Beach”)

Sports


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Golf

 

Torres Vedras

  • Campo Real Golf Resort & Spa, Turcifal - 18 holes
  • Vimeiro , Porto Novo – 9 holes

Óbidos

  • Praia D’El Rey Golf & Beach Resort - 18 holes
  • Bom Sucesso Architecture Resort, Leisure & Golf - 18 holes
  • Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort - 18 holes
  • Botado Golf, Atlantico Golf Hotel, Consolação - 9 holes

Rio Maior

  • Golden Eagle Residence & Golf Resort - 18 holes

Batalha

  • Hotel Villa Batalha Golf - 9 holes

Horse Riding

  • Vimeiro Equestrian Centre – Hotel Golf Mar
  • Carlos Santos Equestrian Centre – Torres Vedras

Karts

  • Kiro – International Silver Coast Karting Bombarral
  • Karting Lourinhã

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International Chocolate Festival - Óbidos

Till April 6th Artvilla offers the entrance to the
International Chocolate Festival in Óbidos.
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