Água Formosa

Água Formosa

Castelo Branco

Água Formosa, Vila de Rei

A source of the purest water, right in the heart of Portugal. 10 km from the Geodesic Centre of Portugal ,the village of Água Formosa hides away on a sunny slope between the Ribeira da Corga and the Ribeira da Galega. Upon arrival, you are greeted with peace, interspersed with the trickling of water between the rocks in the riverbed. You can still find evidence of ancient traditions here, such as a number of wood-burning ovens scattered around the village and also of traditions calling on the power of the water, in a natural setting that highlights the best relations between Man and Nature. Otherwise the name of the village would not derive from there being a spring of purest water there. In Água Formosa, the hillsides slope steeply and are covered in rocky outcrops. The houses are mainly along the left bank of the stream, benefiting from its good sun exposure.

  • Posted in: Historic Villages
  • Posted on : Thursday, 02 February 2017.
  • Ownership:: Public