A cultural landscape
Twenty four villages scattered across the Centre of Portugal: a land of immense beauty offering unique experiences.
Whether it's the food, accommodation, cultural events or simply arts & crafts you're after, you'll find the network of Schist Villages offering you products and services by professionals of excellence.
From the country materials new products are made; the River becomes a canooeing track; a forest becomes a walking trail; an old tradition turns into a memorable event. You'll find the purest, unspoiled river beaches, monuments, castles, and museus to visit. It's a joy to talk to people and share their traditions, their arts and stories. Based on the rural imagination, new objects of innovative design are created and made available in the Aldeias do Xisto network of shops.
Join the challenge. Discover a region that is a national treasure through the network of Schist Villages.