For nature lovers

Located on the shores of the great Blue Lagoon of the Castelo de Bode reservoir, Ferreira do Zêzere has a natural and patrimonial richness that inspired Alfredo Keil to compose “A Portuguesa” – a song that would later become the national anthem.

With idyllic landscapes of green valleys and magnificent river beaches, it is the perfect destination for lovers of recreational and competitive nautical activities, such as canoeing, wakeboarding, water skiing, rowing or diving.

What to visit?

Dornes

Known as the “Enchanted Peninsula”, Dornes was considered one of the 7 wonders of Portugal.

This picturesque village is located on the edge of the Zêzere river, with a pentagonal templar tower and a church dedicated to Nossa Senhora do Pranto, one of the main references of the Marian cult, visited every year by thousands of pilgrims.

Dornes is a village full of culture and religious traditions, but also of breathtaking landscapes. Its beach on the banks of the Zêzere River invites you to canoe or pedal boat trips on the river.

Gastronomy

Those who visit the region of Ferreira do Zêzere can delight themselves with the regional delicacies: river fish, kid with sprouts and suckling pig, without forgetting the desserts, such as the traditional “tigelada” or the regional cakes “Bons Maridos and Boas Esposas”.

Due to the great diversity of its gastronomic products, throughout the year several festivals are held, such as the Gastronomic Festival of Migas (January), Crayfish (April), Broad beans (May), Egg (June) and Pumpkin (November).

What to visit?

Dornes

Known as the “Enchanted Peninsula”, Dornes was considered one of the 7 wonders of Portugal.

This picturesque village is located on the edge of the Zêzere river, with a pentagonal templar tower and a church dedicated to Nossa Senhora do Pranto, one of the main references of the Marian cult, visited every year by thousands of pilgrims.

Dornes is a village full of culture and religious traditions, but also of breathtaking landscapes. Its beach on the banks of the Zêzere River invites you to canoe or pedal boat trips on the river.

Gastronomy

Those who visit the region of Ferreira do Zêzere can delight themselves with the regional delicacies: river fish, kid with sprouts and suckling pig, without forgetting the desserts, such as the traditional “tigelada” or the regional cakes “Bons Maridos and Boas Esposas”.

Due to the great diversity of its gastronomic products, throughout the year several festivals are held, such as the Gastronomic Festival of Migas (January), Crayfish (April), Broad beans (May), Egg (June) and Pumpkin (November).