In the heart of the Riba Côa region, the Municipality of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo is made up of 10 parishes, spread over 508.6 km2 of territory.
With an idyllic and splendid natural beauty, such as the almond trees in bloom, in February and March, the Municipality is rich in cultural and architectural heritage, with imposing churches and chapels, monuments and unique landscapes.
Having as its highest points in its territory the historic village of Castelo Rodrigo and Serra da Marofa, with its majestic Cristo Rei, it is also bathed by three important rivers: River Douro, River Águeda and River Côa, and also by the reservoirs of the Santa Maria de Aguiar dam and the Vermiosa dam.
Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo celebrates its holiday on July 7, the day that marks the Battle of Salgadela, one of the most important battles of the Restoration Wars. Within its territory, it borders the Spanish province of Salamanca and the municipalities of Pinhel, Almeida, Vila Nova de Foz Côa and Freixo de Espada à Cinta.
The Municipality of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo thus aligns its millenary history with heritage, nature, gastronomy and investment, always with its welcoming people as the main ambassadors of its region.
Wine & Gastronomy
Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo has an ancestral connection to the cultivation of land that is reflected on the table of Figueirenses. Products produced in a genuine way, with the flavors and traditional knowledge of our people, are the foundation of its gastronomy, becoming the intangible cultural heritage of our People, passed from generation to generation!
A municipality with a winemaking tradition where high quality wines, recognized and awarded, are produced in Portugal and abroad. It belongs to the Demarcated Region of Beira Interior, sub-region of Castelo Rodrigo. This sub-region is characterized by a Continental/Mediterranean climate, with soils where schists and sandstones prevail. The predominant varieties are, in the case of white grapes: Syria and Malvasia Fina and in the case of red grapes: Marufo, Rufete, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz.
Olive oil, almonds and honey are also some of the excellent products produced in this land demarcated with flavors and traditions.
To visit in the Village:
- Interpretive Center of the Battle of Salgadela
- Ephraim Bueno Interpretive Center
- Main Church of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
- Chapel of Our Lady of Conception
- Chapel of Saint Peter
- Building of the Town Hall
To visit in the County:
- Historical Village of Castelo Rodrigo
- Serra da Marofa
- Barca d'Alva
- Torre de Almofala Interpretive Center
- Faia Brava Nature Reserve
- Francisco Távora Museum of Arts and Crafts | Interpretive and
Center - Algodres Museum | Rural and Ethnographic Museum of Vilar de Amargo
- Open Science Platform
- Viewpoint of Alto da Sapinha
- Viewpoint of Santo André das Arribas
County Wine Producers
- Quinta da Caldeirinha
- Cobelcos - Wines and Tourism
- Adega Cooperativa de Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
- Óscar de Almeida - Versus
- Quinta da Biaia
- Casca Wines