Aldeias Históricas de Portugal


Castelo Novo

In the heart of the Serra da Gardunha, the Historical Village of Castelo Novo rises in shades of green and grey. Built from granite, Castelo Novo’s unique architectural heritage seems frozen in time. Toasted rice is one of Castelo Novo's culinary specialities. Main courses feature green eggs, codfish pastries, battered vegetables, fried pumpkin, goat cheese and the Picas de S. Brás. Highlights of the area’s confectionery are squash pies, baked custard and sponge cake.