The Casa do Cabril- Poente and Nascente are located in the Cabril neighborhood in Pedrógão Pequeno, an old village located in the municipality of Sertã, Castelo Branco district.
Quiet and simple beauty, wrapped in natural landscapes, this town of white colors came from a curious granitic outcrop surrounded by an immense sea of shale. Surrounded by immense pine forests, its location along the banks of the river Zêzere, which allows an excellent and quick accessibility.
Once belonged to the Knights Templar, Pedrógão Pequeno is today a place that invites intimate contact with nature, in particular through the various walking routes that allow the discovery of unique places of natural beauty.
At his feet, « crimped in granite rocks, through which flows the majestic Rio Zêzere, there is the most beautiful jewel of Beira. It is the Cabril - the Sintra of Beira Baixa »
(EL - Illustrated Newspaper - No 995 - 12 Aug. 1875)
Bairro do Cabril:
The Cabril neighborhood was born in the 50's to house the workers who would build the dam of Cabril, along with their families.
The geographical location of Cabril neighborhood is admittedly generous. The neighborhood, overlooking the Cabril Dam (one of the largest water reservoirs in the country) is received from northerly winds from the Mount da Nossa Senhora da Confiança. Sunny and facing south, the place has a privileged view over the village of Pedrógão Pequeno and the sorrounding mountains.
Just a few minutes walk we reached the viewpoint of the Mount and from there one can glimpse the view of the mountain ranges that extend far: Serra da Lousã, da Estrela, Alvaiázere and Melriça. Here is inevitable to admire the Cabril Dam, which stretches right there at our feet.
Areas worth visiting:
As areas of interest to visit, the ones that stand out are the Mount da Nossa Senhora da Confiança including its chapel and gazebo, the Cabril Dam, the mill of the nuns (moínho das freiras) which has a place to picnic and barbecue, the Bridge (Ponte Filipina), the Roman Road and the village center with its church and the pillory.
This area of the country is very known for its interesting flavors: o bucho, o maranho, o cabrito estonado, o achigã and sopa de peixe (fish soup), among other delicacies.
Every year, there is the Serta's Food Festival, where you can come and discover the typical cuisine of the region:
Activities and local interests:
The region is ideal to practice climbing, hiking, mountain biking, water sports and fishing.
For freshwater diving lovers:
In the region there is a huge number of river beaches to choose with various activities and services available. Among the many possibilities we have for example:
Praia Fluvial do Marmeleiro na Ribeira da Isna, a Praia Fluvial do Trizio, a Praia Fluvial das Fragas de São Simão, Praia Fluvial das Rocas, all about 25 km distance.
More close, within 15 minutes or less, we have the Praia Fluvial do Mosteiro ou a Praia de Ana de Aviz, among others.
And of course, right here next to us we have the Cabril Dam´s Lake, where you can swim, go fishing and canoeing. There is also a floating pool right there, which during the bathing season, has a lifeguard.
2) About Pedrógão Pequeno