The Schist Villages in Portugal

The Portuguese schist villages.


The Schist Villages in Portugal

Discover this Portuguese heritage. The Schist Villages are a treasure .Discover it through history, religion, architecture, gastronomy, ecology and culture! Discover the village of Álvaro, Check out the art engraved in stone, thousands of years ago.

Benfeita village is a land surrounded by green. Here, every May 7th, the bell of the Peace Tower celebrates the end of the World War II anniversary with 1620 strokes, one for each day of Portuguese neutrality.Benfeita is close to the Fraga da Pena and the Mata da Margaraça, two of the most important forests in Portugal.

Situated between Côja and the Protected Landscape of the Serra do Açor and it will tempt you to follow the course of the Ribeira da Mata to find the cool of the Fraga da Pena and the trees of the Mata da Margaraça. Visit Artefacto,the shop in the city centre,where artists share knowledge through contemporary crafts.


For info regarding the Benfeita Trail follow the link here!

For more about the Shist Villages in Portugal

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In the Central Region of Portugal, there are around 575 hotel properties. 232 are in Aldeias de Xisto! We’re expecting 8000 visitors in Fátima on the 13th of May 2017 plus of course the Pope Francisco. You’re still have time to book accommodation in Lisbon. In the surrounding areas and region from Fatima’s Sanctuary we run off long time ago. Take time to visit Portugal. It’s a treasure and it’s not hidden. And if by chance you need info, please leave a comment.



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Very interesting, new to me.

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    1. Yes, it is! A must visit, believe me!


      1. Will recommend to our guests, thanks!

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      2. Do contact me if you need any further information about my beautiful country!

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      3. Sure will, thank you.

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    2. Hi! Thanks for the comment. Is beautiful there and our Portuguese gastronomy won’t disappoint. Awsome to nature lovers and hosters in Benfeita are very warm.

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  2. Stephanie Dirães says:

    Sorry to question this but may I ask where you got the translation of “xisto” into “shist”?

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    1. Stephanie Durães says:

      I have searched high and low to see if I was wrong for questioning this and cannot find the word “shist” as a translation for XISTO….which is “slate” or “shale”.

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      1. I’ve found a website that tells the difference between shale and schist.I’ll be sending you as soon as I can.


    2. Hello! There is a spelling mistake.Schist!! Thank you!


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