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Places to visit

Make the most of hiking, picnics and cycling through the various trails of Serra de Aire and enjoy the perfumes of the aromatic herbs that abound there.

Natural Monument of Dinosaur Footprints

Fátima, Lord's table of the World

Convent of Christ, World Heritage

Castles

Ourém, Torres Novas, Almourol, Porto de Mós, Leiria

Monastery of Batalha, World Heritage

Monastery of Alcobaça, Heritage

Caves of Mira de Aire

Alvados, Coin and Lapas

River beaches

Olhos de Água and Agroal

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Events of Interest

The candlelight procession

Fatima – 12 and 13 May to October

Horse Fair / S. Martin

Golegã – Week of October 11

Festival of trays

Tomar – 4 in 4 years

Fair Dried Fruits

Torres Novas – 1st half of October

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Outside
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“Constituting roughly a triangle that connects three population centers with very different characteristics, Bairro, Vale de Cavalos e Casal Farto, this walking tour can also be done by bicycle, without major difficulties for those already accustomed to these wanderings.”
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Walking

Serra de Aire is a natural park with some of the most beautiful walks. It consists of rugged limestone hills and has a remarkable landscape due to the old stone walls that can be found throughout the park.

The Sierra is surrounded by pine forest and a magnificent panoramic view allowing enjoy the peace and pleasure of well-deserved spirit.

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Dinosaur Footprints

Caving
The Natural Monument of Dinosaur Footprints of Sierra de Aire, on the eastern edge of the Aire mountains in the neighbourhood of the village, in the Natural Park, contains an important fossil record of the Jurassic period, in the footsteps of some of the greatest things that ever populated the planet Earth: the dinosaurs sauropods. In limestone slab where the footprints were preserved over 175 million years (Middle Jurassic) known as Quarry Chicken of the deposit, can be observed around 20 rails or tracks, one with 147m and another with 142m long. The sauropods were powerful animals, herbivores, quadrupeds, small and tail head and long neck. The tail would possibly to defend themselves from predators; the neck, such as the tail, these animals help maintain balance, allowing them to reach the higher vegetation and make them more competitive with smaller animals.
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Caves of Mira de Aire

Caving
Considered, since September 2010, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, the Mira de Aire Caves, discovered in 1947, in addition to the natural beauty that impose the rooms that feature, still are, the biggest tourist caves in Portugal, and to the public 600 meters of 11km that compose them and receiving, currently, about 6 million visitors. The dimensions, beauty and ecological importance of these caves, associated with a polje with periodic flooding, allowed them to be classified as Property Public Interest (1955) and Ramsar Site (2005), and also as a place of unquestionable interest for studies and speleological investigations that take place regularly.
Estalactites Malhada de Dentro

Algar da Malhada de Dentro

Caving
Located about 340 meters high, toward the foot of the northern slope of the Serra de Aire, is among the few potholes in the region that reaches fossil galleries. After the descent of the initial well with about 50 meters is reached a wide gallery that develops in north-south and reaches a length of about 100 meters. The central and northern part of this gallery is quite rough but in the south the morphology becomes and the recent rebates ceiling dominate the landscape. A narrow passage, and another half-height on the east wall of the inlet pit give access to other parts of the cave with some curious aspects not to be missed by the visitor interested in the study the evolution of this cavity and the region.
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Climbs

The climbing Poio d’Aire is born from a climbing routes equipment design that leg on Rail has made assessment of the direction of the Natural Park of Aire and Candeeiros (PNSAC), in mid-September 2006 and this approved. Exceeded the legal procedures that the equipment of a climbing area in protected landscape area requires, was put to work. Philip Cardinal José Abreu, Marco Cunha, Luis Pinheiro, Bruno and Nuno Carneiro was the “suppliers” have brought to light this beautiful, hidden ceiling which had its first presentation to the “climber community” on May 26, 2007, with the “Roc Trip” organized by TEAM PETZL / BEAL. However, these walls have long were used as “school” for firefighters and cavers who came here to learn and improve their security techniques and progression in rope. With its impressive stalactites of six feet is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to degree of escalation in our territory.

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Localization
In the center of Portugal, the ‘Casa Catão’ is located in the village district of Serra de Aire, 8 km from Fátima and 10 km from Ourém. It is 120km from Lisbon, the capital, 90 km from the historic city of Coimbra and 60 km of beaches.

Address

Rua do Rossio, nª 3 – Bairro, 2490-243 Ourém, Portugal

Coordinates

39.5782281,-8.5956036

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