Aldeias Históricas de Portugal


Castelo Mendo

A village with predominantly medieval characteristics, in Castelo Mendo there are two figures who have been feeding myths and legends for centuries: two stone gargoyles, similar to male and female figures, facing each other on two walls. Close to the Historical Village of Castelo Mendo can be found the Côa Valley and the Serra da Malcata Natural Reserve. As far as cuisine is concerned, the Breckland thyme found all over this rugged territory flavours everything from rice dishes to stewed and roasted meat. Rice pudding, cornmeal pudding and sponge cake decorated with sugar syrup sweeten the village’s festivities and bring meaning to community celebrations.