Events at Hotel Central

The guided geological walk will traverse Picota, highlighting most of the rock types making up the Monchique nepheline syenite intrusion. The end of the walk will be in Fornalha where the contact with the surrounding schists will be viewed. Two areas where recent attempts to establish  mining operations will also be visited and should provide … Read more

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A single-file track leads uphill for two hours: over granite rocks and through lush forest vegetation, past medronho bushes, stone pines, cork oaks and eucalyptus; lovely views to the sea. From the top (776 m) of Picota, sweeping views to the Cape, the west coast, Monchique and the northern Alentejo when the weather is fine. … Read more

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The walk leads from Caldas through the typical barrancos (hills and valleys) and crossing streams as far as the Odelouca river. On the high land near Alferce, there are the sacred springs with hot water and a pool to dive into, to freshen up in and to pause. After the climb up to Fornalha, there’s … Read more

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The guided geological walk will traverse Picota, highlighting most of the rock types making up the Monchique nepheline syenite intrusion. The end of the walk will be in Fornalha where the contact with the surrounding schists will be viewed. Two areas where recent attempts to establish  mining operations will also be visited and should provide … Read more

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A single-file track leads uphill for two hours: over granite rocks and through lush forest vegetation, past medronho bushes, stone pines, cork oaks and eucalyptus; lovely views to the sea. From the top (776 m) of Picota, sweeping views to the Cape, the west coast, Monchique and the northern Alentejo when the weather is fine. … Read more

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The walk leads from Caldas through the typical barrancos (hills and valleys) and crossing streams as far as the Odelouca river. On the high land near Alferce, there are the sacred springs with hot water and a pool to dive into, to freshen up in and to pause. After the climb up to Fornalha, there’s … Read more

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The guided geological walk will traverse Picota, highlighting most of the rock types making up the Monchique nepheline syenite intrusion. The end of the walk will be in Fornalha where the contact with the surrounding schists will be viewed. Two areas where recent attempts to establish  mining operations will also be visited and should provide … Read more

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A single-file track leads uphill for two hours: over granite rocks and through lush forest vegetation, past medronho bushes, stone pines, cork oaks and eucalyptus; lovely views to the sea. From the top (776 m) of Picota, sweeping views to the Cape, the west coast, Monchique and the northern Alentejo when the weather is fine. … Read more

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The walk leads from Caldas through the typical barrancos (hills and valleys) and crossing streams as far as the Odelouca river. On the high land near Alferce, there are the sacred springs with hot water and a pool to dive into, to freshen up in and to pause. After the climb up to Fornalha, there’s … Read more

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