A few minutes from the city of Mêda, we discover Marialva, the Historical Village from the legend of the lady of the cloven hoof. A live relic of Portuguese ancestry that transports the guest to the deepest roots of our country’s History.
Constituted by three distinct nuclei: the Citadel or Village inside the Castle, which is currently unpopulated; the Arrabalde, which extends the Village beyond the walled zone; and the Devesa, located to the south of the citadel, which extends from the plain to the bank of Marialva. This historical village even conserves traces from distinct peoples such as the Romans, Goths, Arabs, and, finally, the Christians. Strolling through the streets of Marialva, where buildings of various origins still resist the passage of time proudly, is a true trip through time – unique and enriching.
In addition to the incredible discoveries that can be made in Marialva, this historical village is also a place to rest the body and soul. There is accommodation in this village that offers all the comfort and tranquility that needs someone who longs for a moment of rest throughout the year, away from the confusion in cities: Casas do Côro. A simple boutique hotel, villas, and Eco-friendly concept SPA, Casas do Côro was born from the dedication of its founders, Cármen and Paulo Romão, and has become a reference for accommodation projects in Portugal.
In fact, Casas do Côro is the ideal place for anyone who wants to get away from the bustle of the cities and appreciate what this magical place has to offer: Excellent gastronomy and wines, a welcome unequalled with the renowned Beira hospitality, as well as the beauty of a unique region where one breathes in peace and tranquility.
Casas, of Beira architecture, were fully reconstructed to receive its guests well. There are houses with just 1 room, perfect for a couple in a romantic vibe, and even houses with 3 rooms, ideal for a family vacation. Casas do Côro even offer marvelous suites with panoramic views of the Beira Interior Portuguesa.
But there are more accommodation suggestions in the municipality of Mêda, perfect for anyone who is looking for moments of pure relaxation: Longroiva Hotel Rural, for example, is a charming place where rurality, innovation, and good taste find a perfect symbiosis. A hotel located in an excellent thermal resort where several sources with different properties emerge (springs of purgative waters, iron, and minerals). Longroiva Hotel Rural even stands out because of its restaurants, Isabel de Aragão and Panorâmico, where delicious delicacies of Duriense and Beira gastronomy may be tasted.
Casa do Redondo, located in the village of Rabaçal, is another suggestion for accommodation in the municipality of Mêda. Integrated into a vast property of approximately 27 Hectares, it provides its guests the tranquility of a Portuguese rural house and the simultaneous seduction of inhabiting an 18th century manor, built by ancestors of the current Sampaio and Mello families. Casa do Redondo provides five rooms: One double room and 4 twin rooms. All the rooms are spacious; they have a sofa bed and maintain the structure of an 18th century house. Lovers of a good book will also like to know that there is also a simple library in the accommodation.
Thus, there are more than enough reasons to visit Marialva and the Historical Villages of Portugal, to take a break from day-to-day stress or to go on an adventure through surrounding paths (such as the GR 22, for example)…