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Schist village

Interesting old village. The hanging small black grapes tasted like no others we ever had. Good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Central Portugal, Portugal
Completely worth a visit

This was recommended by the owner of the B&B where we stayed. This place worth de the drive, you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephanie L
Ottawa, Canada
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Lousa, Lousa 3200, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting old village. The hanging small black grapes tasted like no others we ever had. Good place to visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended by the owner of the B&B where we stayed. This place worth de the drive, you will never see a place like this unbelievable and I have heard that it is possible to rent a place to sleep there. The view is...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I took a motorcycle ride from Porto to see some of the traditional schist villages. Talasnal was one of them, along with Casal Novo, Chiqueiro, Candal and Cerdeira. The five that I visited are fairly close to each other, with the nearest town being Lousã....More

2  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Nice village on top of the hill. Almost all houses are recovered or being recovered, very beautiful. It’s a desert town because almost all houses are for tourists so nothing is happening on the village, so don’t expect to see commerce beside 2-3 restaurants.

Thank Miguel S
Reviewed 13 July 2018

For me, one of the best examples of how to renovate properly. Unfortunately, no one is living there permanently, and the village is often empty, except during the tourist season and on the weekends.

1  Thank Ana L
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Schist Villages are scattered around Portugal and feature small numbers of pre-17th century stone homes that vary in architecture from village to village. Seeing a picture of Talasnal on the Portugal tourism website, I thought: "I have got to go there." Here are some...More

1  Thank doctorbobster
Reviewed 5 February 2018

It’s a typical Portuguese village. The site is very well preserved. Is “must go” visit in Portugal. Around you can visit other typical villages. I use the “Aldeias de Xisto” app, which was a help.

1  Thank Pedro A. C
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

This village of all slate dwellings is tucked away in the hills of Lousã. No inhabitants at present as all have been turned into rentals or weekend cottages, but there's a lovely Café and shop. Worth a quick visit or a getaway.

Thank dlcportugal
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Not to be overwhelmed by our demands for activity and sites, Ana, our personalized tour creator from Splendid Evasion (Evanos Travel) recommended the 4 of us rent a car and enjoy the scenic byways of central Portugal to the central highlands near Lousa. There we...More

4  Thank HikerDoc21208
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I was what one local woman said to me within the first 5 minutes. I was walking with my dogs on a lead and this woman came up to me and told me to make sure that if the dogs had a poo, then make...More

2  Thank rhysw552016
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