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Ferreira do ZÍzere



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Crossed by the river ZÍzere and located in an area of transition between the flatlands of the Ribatejo and the woods and mountains of central Portugal, Ferreira do ZÍzere is integrated in the Templars Tourism Region and shares with the neighbouring county of Tomar the beauty of the Blue Lake formed by the dam of Castelo de Bode and fine fluvial beaches.

The lovely scenery, dominated by green valleys and hills covered with pine and eucalyptus forests in contrast with the deep blue of the river and lakes, is joined by an architectural patrimony rich in historical and religious monuments, such as the Pentagonal Tower built by the Templars and the Mother Church (of medieval origin, with gilded woodwork and a pipe organ from the 16th century) at Dornes, the pillories of Pias and Ńguas Belas, where the Mother Church exhibits a beautiful monstrance in gilted silver, or the Chapel of S„o Pedro de Castro and the Mother Church, at the seat of the county.

Ferreira do ZÍzere also boasts of a long tradition in handicrafts, namely wicker basketry, miniature models of old boats used for fishing on the river, works in wood and beautiful woven bedspreads and table-cloths. Painted tiles and religious art objects are also part of the region's artistic tradition.

The gastronomy is diversified and always savoury, including fish from the river and freshwater shellfish, roast kid, morcela de arroz (a sort of black pudding with rice), the cheese of Areias and bons maridos (good husbands), a typical local cake.

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