WEST REGION

What to visit

Artvilla is located in the center of Vila Nova, a small mountain village at the foot of the Serra de Montejunto. The village is part of the parish of Vilar in the municipality of Cadaval, one of the 12 municipalities that make up the so-called “West Region”, central part of the former province of Estremadura. If the Oeste region has a strategic location due to its proximity to the capital - and from there to Europe and the world - as well as to other important urban and cultural centers, the municipality of Cadaval, buffered by the Serra de Montejunto, more than any other municipality oestino, adds and gives it the rural character, the rusticity of the customs, still preserving ancestral practices of culture of the countryside and of the people.

PROTECTED LANDSCAPE OF THE SERRA MONTEJUNTO

All over the mountains there are traces of the presence of Dominican monks who left their mark; there is, for example, a narrow stone path that joins the convents in ruins to the Cemitério dos Frades and others that allow for beautiful pedestrian paths. It is possible to detect the entrance of some caves or grottos and observe or visit several windmills that dot the top of the mountain. We invite you to get to know Serra de Montejunto better.

VILLAGES MOUNTAINS AND OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Pragança – typical mountain village
  • Tojeira – Serra de Montejunto Bird Recovery Center - CRASM
  • Royal Ice Factory, Serra de Montejunto
  • Pereiro and Avenal – The mural paintings of the “BRM” (good wise men) carried out annually on the Twelfth Night
  • Dominican Convents (ruins), Serra de Montejunto
  • Chapels of Our Mrs. das Neves and S. João Baptista, Serra de Montejunto
  • Church of Our Lady of Conception, Cadaval
  • Municipal Museums, Cadaval
  • Bacalhôa Budda Eden - Quinta dos Loridos, Carvalhal
  • Sanctuary of Mr. Jesus do Carvalhal

HISTORICAL MONUMENTS

  • Batalha Monastery
  • Alcobaça Monastery
  • Convent of Santa Maria de Coz, Alcobaça
  • Castle and Medieval Village of Óbidos
  • Church of Santa Maria de Óbidos
  • Sanctuary of Mr. da Pedra, Óbidos
  • Torres Vedras Castle
  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazareth

MUSEUMS

  • São Rafael House Museum (Bordalo Pinheiro Factory), Caldas da Rainha
  • Malhoa Museum, Caldas da Rainha
  • Gorjão Palace Museum, Bombarral
  • Joaquim Manso Ethnographic Museum, Nazaré
  • Resistance Museum, Peniche

CULTURAL AND SPORTS FESTIVITIES AND EVENTS

  • Vila Natal, Óbidos
  • Medieval Market, Óbidos
  • Opera Festival, Óbidos
  • International Literary Festival - FOLIO, Óbidos
  • International Piano Week, Óbidos
  • Torres Vedras Carnival – “the most Portuguese in Portugal”
  • S. Pedro Fair, Torres Vedras
  • Summer Carnival, Praia de Santa Cruz
  • Feasts of Our Lady of Boa Viagem, Peniche
  • Stage World Surfing Circuit, World Surf League, Peniche
  • Feira do Pinhão, Cadaval
  • Nazaré Big Waves, Big wave surfing, Nazaré

THEME PARKS AND LEISURE

  • Dino Parque - Jurassic Theme Park, Lourinhã
  • DinoKart - Lourinhã Kartodromo
  • Bambilocas Pedagogical Farm, Bombarral
  • KIRO - International Kartodromo of the Western Region, Bombarral
  • Lagoa do Falcão water park, Campelos
  • Memorial of the Battle of Vimeiro, Vimeiro
  • Natural Salt Flats of Rio Maior

WINE TOURISM

  • Gradil farm, Vilar
  • Sanguinhal farm, Sanguinhal
  • Cerejeiras farm, Bombarral
  • Porto Nogueira farm, Alguber
  • Mother Winery, Torres Vedras
  • Santos Lima house, Galician village of Merceana