Unter CACO – Associação de Artesãos do Concelho de Odemira


S.Martinho das Amoreiras







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The tour begins early in the morning by train leaving from Está Bem to reach the railway station of Amoreiras Gare. There, the women of the village greet the travellers with traditional songs from the land and, afterwards, reveal the rural traditions of this region – the cork and the remains of an old factory. They speak of olive oil, wine, and traditional sweets, some of which are still produced today. Afterwards, the tour continues with a walk leading among ancient houses, a winepress, a mill, a carpentry shop, a stable, and the main general store that sells everything the village needs. At the cellar next door, an opportunity awaits to taste the wine produced there. Then, the group takes a bus in the direction to São Martinho das Amoreiras, to explore the Necrópole do Pardieiro.

After the lunch, a walk through this village awaits with its church in the centre. Here, we have an opportunity to meet Laura, the church’s guardian. She tells a story – starting from the golden age of this village, which grew more and more deserted over time due to industrialization and the new visions on economic development emerging in the 50s and 60s in the midst of Portuguese fascism. She also tells about the local bakery, which still makes "the best homemade bread in the world", while viola campaniça music is played in this very special setting.

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