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This town just looks like another hillside village as you drive by. The first time, I did just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, ON
Cute town.

Penha Garcia is a nice place to visit for a couple of hours. It's situated on a hillside next to... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Luc D
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Penha Garcia | Casa De Férias, Penha Garcia, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This town just looks like another hillside village as you drive by. The first time, I did just drive by. However, it has more to it than you might think. There is a lake, an amazing swimming area, a castle, old mills and a giant...More

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We didn't have much time on our way back to Lisbon from the boulder village of Monsanto, so stopped quickly and walked to the serene little pond beside the fossils.

Thank sierrasue50
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Penha Garcia is a nice place to visit for a couple of hours. It's situated on a hillside next to the road in between Monsanto and the Spanish border. You can follow a clearly indicated walk that leads up to the castle and the dam...More

1  Thank Luc D
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The village itself is just nice, but the walk is really worth the effort and has a lot of interesting features. Not well indicated though.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Awesome walk, well worth a few hours of your day if you are travelling past. Views are great from the top of the small castle

Thank Noel M
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We walked to the castle and then through the "geopark" to the dam and back. The rock formations, the views from everywhere were fabulous. Absolutely worth an hour or two of your time! (And it's free.)

1  Thank DandC02482
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Wonderful medivalvillage and Natur -Tejo Unesco global geopark.You can enjoy deliceous local ciusine, wonderful views and Ordovician trace fossils.

Thank tamara b
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Penha Garcia is one of the old Granitic villages of Portugal, provides you and your family a very good week-end outdoors. The walking tours to see the water mills and the pre-historic prints in the rocks of animals and plants, are something not to be...More

1  Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Park your car near the combat tank from the '70s and prepare yourself. what should have taken 1 hour or so can easily take 2 or 3 hours long. Nice people, plenty of angles and great views, great trails. If your teenagers are adventurous and...More

Thank Cres
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Charming little village, don't make the mistake we first did by going to Penha Garcia modern area/region.

Thank Longandsmithy
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