Centre of Portugal.
The Schist Villages are a set of 27 villages built in schist, distributed throughout the central region of the country and that invite you to take a step back in time and to enjoy the peace and quality of life of other times.
These villages are the perfect destination for those who love hiking and bicycle trails. These cosy houses emanate tradition, authenticity, culture and history. On foot or by bicycle, going through these villages allows you to discover an inherently rural and genuine Portugal.
Figueira village is one such example. The village inhabitants have kept traditions alive by using the community oven in the village, where most of the traditional bread is still baked today. The village has a shop that sells several local products for you to discover. To introduce you to this region, you can choose from the many charming places and programmes we have for you. Take advantage of our proposals.
Photo: António Sacchetti.