Lousã Travel Guide

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Lousã Things to Do

  • Alameda Carlos Reis

    Inside town, we saw a park with some facilities and a small luna park, but our goal was the castle and didn't stop.

  • Pool

    A simple and smart device in a river by the castle was used to make an artificial pool, in a natural environment, with a natural look. We found it open and empty, but got an idea how pleasant it may become in the hot summer days.

  • Arouce Castle

    This small castle, with lots of history since the 11th century, was ruined by a legend that said there were treasures hidden on it. Declared a national monument in 1910, it as been object of several recuperations, becoming, today, an interesting visit, in forested and cool hills.

  • Piedade Chapel

    Located close to the castle, this small chapel is the result of a recuperation, done in the 19th century, of a very old ruin.

  • Central Ermida

    Central Ermida is a nice area set in the valley between the castle and the sanctuary. The hydro electric plant creates a nice swimming pool. There is as well a Romanic bridge.

  • Nossa Senhora da Piedade Sanctuary

    The beautiful sanctuary is composed by several chapels (the oldest from XV century) perched in a steep hill and narrow staircases, with view to the castle and beautiful mountains around.

  • Arouce Castle

    There are castles that somewhat seem strange. Castles are normally in high places where you can check the enemies from far and not hidden in valleys in the midst of vegetation, but Arouce is and seems somewhat hidden.Legend says that Arunce was the name of a king that lived in Conimbriga. When Conimbriga was attacked by Lausus prince he ran away...

  • Talasnal Village

    A beautiful sheist village set in a mountain with glorious views over the mountains. There are some handicraft stores and houses converted to tourism as well as a small restaurant. To get there you have to pass throughout a dirt road.

  • Mountain Trekking

    Lousa is really a very small town, you can probably travel by car from one end to the other in 5 minutes, but it is a quiet and peaceful town and for me, a good base to travel within the region. I only had time to explore the chapel and Lousa castle, Lousa seems like a good area for trekking as there are well establised paths and clear signages...


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  • duarteaz's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    It's a beautifull area where birds still sing outside of your window. I was born there many Christmas ago.

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