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This small inland county offers visitors a natural scenery of vineyards, corn-fields and vegetable plots envolving quaint villages and cut by hills displaying traditional windmills, such as Moinho do Sobral, restored by the Town Council and from where a dazzling view can be contemplated.

There are also interesting monuments to visit: the Saint Quentin Church (a national monument from the 16th century with a Manueline portal and a magnificent decoration of tiles inside), the Pombaline square and Church of Our Lady of Life (18th century) or the Saviour's Medieval Site (12th century, with the ruins of an ancient church).

Local handicrafts include cutlery, foot-wear, decorated ceramics and tiles, and the gastronomy is varied, including from cod to kid specialities, which may be accompanied by the fine local wines and traditional fresh cheeses.

Beautiful views can be admired from the Great Fort of Montagraço (19th century) or from the Windmill of Heaven, and a fine municipal park at the seat of the county offers pleasant shades and a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

Sobral is always worth visiting, but specially in September for the Summer Festival which includes an historical and etnographical parade, bullfights, music shows, traditional games and many other initiatives.

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