Oleiros

It is the seat of a municipality, subdivided into 10 parishes: Álvaro, Cambas, Estreito – Vilar Barroco, Isna, Madeirã, Mosteiro, Oleiros – Amieira, Orvalho and Sarnadas de São Simão. The county is bordered to the north by the municipality of Fundão, to the east by Castelo Branco, to the south by Proença-a-Nova, to the southwest by Sertã and to the northwest by Pampilhosa da Serra.

In Oleiros there are several buildings that can be included in the artistic heritage: Oleiros Mother Church, Oleiros Misericórdia Church and a whole set of Churches or Chapels scattered throughout the villages.

Besides these monuments of high patrimonial value and artistic interest, there are still numerous buildings, not only of erudite architecture but of more popular feature. However, its heritage is more extensive and encompasses both the landscape values ​​of the natural environment and all the ethnological manifestations such as customs and customs, festivals and pilgrimages, music, popular songs, traditional cuisine, etc.

In March 2015, Portugal started to have one of the Apalches’ International Trails, “the largest human footprints in the world”, visited annually by 4 million people, being one of the world’s icons of hiking.

Located on the American continent, the original IAT is 3,500km long and crosses the Appalachian mountain range along its length through 14 US states.

The Portuguese route, consists of a Great Route, with about 37 km, located entirely in the Serra do Muradal, municipality of Oleiros. Its name “Great Rota Muradal-Pangeia”, alludes to the emblematic quartzite mountain, where it develops, but also, to the continent that existed 200 million years ago and that reunited all the continents that exist today and consequently, the region of the Massif Iberian.

Officially known as GR38 Grande Rota Muradal Pangeia, “the Portuguese Appalachian Trail”, is an approximation between the American and European continent and was inaugurated in Oleiros on March 28, being one of the biggest tourist attractions in the region.

In the gastronomy the chestnut and the medronho are the most important products of the local economy. In some parishes part of the household income comes from the chestnut. The municipality of Oleiros was once one of the main producers of the nut.

There is also the production of Callum wine grown in some parishes of the county, in particular in the Monastery, along the banks of the river Sertã. But the most famous regional dish in the village is the pottery-style kid.

More information at: www.cm-oleiros.pt