The Region

Activities and Places to Visit
Carregal Sal characterized as a county rich in cultural terms . Proof of this are the Solar and manor houses of the XVII-XVIII centuries , the rock tombs and presses attest spread across multiple locations and shrines that are also clear evidence of a historical past that the City Council insists on maintaining.

 

Visit the Municipal Museum
In the municipal museum Carregal Sal finds the genuine historical background in the circle of culture Carregal Sal , founded in the sixties of the past century . The museum consists predominantly of cultural goods sourced locally . Power will include an exhibition of modern painting that encompasses prestigious generation of painters like John Hogan , Carlos Botelho , João Aires . The sculpture and archeology are also represented by a wide range of works from the seventies and artefacts from archaeological excavations carried out in the eighties and nineties. In this museum we can appreciate the ethnographic collection and a collection of armory nineteenth century .

 

Christ the King
An imposing Christ the King is what you can see in the village of Cabanas de Viriato , located on the lookout Passal , former home of the consul Dr. Aristides de Sousa Amaral and Abranches Consul of Portugal in Bordeaux during the Holocaust .

 

Tomb of Fernão Gomes de Gois
The Mother Church of Oliveira do Conde , national monument, houses under the Manueline - Gothic arch , the tomb stone of Ançã the lying statue of the knight Fernão Gomes de Gois .

 

Dolmen Orca / Lapa Orca
It is situated in the village of Fiais Tile , Parish of Oliveira do Conde. This is the most beautiful and impressive funerary monument and one that causes a marked impact on the landscape .

 

Home Aristides Sousa Mendes
The house where he lived the consul Aristides Sousa Mendes , the Portuguese consul in Bordeaux that during the Nazi holocaust , has seen numerous saving the lives of thousands of Jews . The House of Passal received in August 2005 the classification as a National Monument .



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