Portagem

Portagem

Portagem is part of one of the villages within the concelho Marvão, Sao Salvador de Aramenha. It is situated about 6 km from the campsite Beira-Marvão Alentejo.

The first houses are part of the first major village you encounter after a few kilometers when you enter Portugal, coming from Spain, you can experience a beautiful piece of nature..

Approaching the first round in Portugal, if you come from Caceres, signaling to the site is clearly visible.

You are here in the Municipality of Marvao and you’re already near the campsite Beira-Marvao Alentejo.

This “aldeia”, which it portugeese word for village, offers the opportunity to swim free in the river, and to provided yourself in the vicinity of a delicious meal.

It is also be a good starting point for some of the many cycling and walking routes which we created for the guests of the campsite.

From here Camping Beira-Marvao Alentejo is indicated by clear signs for Campsites, follow these signs and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Just go right / straight from the roundabout (indications Marvao – Beira) and after only 2.2 km you will see on the left a large sign with “Casa do Campo.” Turn left, and after 80 meters turn right and continue to the end of that road and then it’s right just 1 km to the campsite.

Right from the bridge you will see a public swimming pool in the open air. The River Sever  arises near here in the Park Serra de São Mamede, the pool is a concrete basin where the river water gently flows. It’s a safe stretch of the river on both sides with a grass lawn lovely to spend your time. This natural basin is therefore a huge and especially child-friendly pool and many young and old can enjoy very safe water fun.

There is a large car park at the edge of the road, so you can park safely the car or motorcycle.

On the other side of the bridge, the river terrace restaurant Sever, where many campers are outlets praised.

In Portagem there are more nice restaurants, like Restaurante Zé for tasty – at portuguese – grilled chicken. This restaurant with outdoor terrace on the side of the amphitheater you can see on your right from the roundabout.

The upper Restaurant Tachina. This restaurant is located by the roundabout go up the stairs, at the top next to the Bank Crédito Agricola with an ATM and other banking services, here you see this family restaurant.

“Behind” the pool from the municipality you will see the bridge of granite. The archaeological finds in the immediate area and the proximity of the Roman town Ammaia is the construction of this bridge attributed to the Romans.

In Alentejo this construction is seen as one of the finest masterpieces in the field of road construction at that time.

It is the history of Portugal and Spain also an important bridge. When in 1492 the Jews, as a result of a royal decree of the then reigning Spanish kings in Spain were persecuted, this was the only transition between the two countries.

Over this bridge fled tens of thousands of Jews to escape persecution in Spain. Several centuries later the same bridge from Roman times had again to flee to Spain after Portugal’s persecution of the Jews was deployed. In the vicinity of the camp is mainly in Castelo de Vide to perceive much of this history.

Four to five centuries long since put down a clear stamp on that. There is also a Jewish quarter, a synagogue and authentic work in 2017 on the restoration of a building so that it will be a Jewish museum. Read more about this on our page about Castelo de Vide.

The medieval tower next to the bridge, says the tradition, has served as a fortress for the customs of Marvao, there are indications that at least from the first September 1416 was.

Right next to Restaurant Zé you will also find an interesting interpretation center on the Moinho da Cova and here you can use the latest techniques to follow the progress of the mountain streams and rivers.

From the campsite it is also the most beautiful scenic route through Portagem to go to the district capital Portalegre. This is the so-called green route leads you through the national park and several typical villages and landscapes.

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