Vila de Rei is located in the center region of Portugal and has around 2.500 inhabitants.

2km from the town you will find the Geodesic Center of Portugal, in Serra da Melriça. On top of this mountain there is a landmark with 20 meters high, known as the “Picoto”, it marks the center of the country in terms of geodetic coordinates.

With 600m altitude this spot allows its visitors a 360° view over a wide territory, highlighting Serra da Lousã and Serra da Estrela, which if weather is clear can also be seen and it is almost 100 km away.

Vila de Rei received the royal charter in 1285 from King D. Dinis. In the fourteenth century, the Templar Knights and the Order of Christ have populated, developed and defended this territory.

Nowadays this county is experiencing a development boom as a result of carrying out several public works, where we highlight the bridge over the river Zêzere, the variant road to EN2 between Vila de Rei and Abrantes as well as several educational infrastructures, sports, culture, public security and urban requalification works. From now on conditions are created for the harmonious and sustainable development of the municipality.

“After Cable Parks installation, Fernandaires River Beach will strengthen its role as one of the main touristic attractions of this county. The cable park installation and all the local promotion on the Wakeboard World Championships organization, turns Vila de Rei a new major attraction that will certainly increase our touristic, hotel and restaurant demands. Thus it is taken the first step to enhance these calm waters as a natural resource for water sports in this county.”

Ricardo Aires, Mayor of Vila de Rei

WHAT TO VISIT

  • Geodesic Center
  • Geodesia Museum
  • Municipal Museum
  • Fire and Resin Museum
  • Água Formosa
  • Misericórdia Church
  • Castro of São Miguel
  • Conheiras
  • Three Counties Bridge
  • Poios

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

  • Ham, Cheese and Honey Fair
  • Rock Festival in the Village
  • Cod and Olive Oil Gastronomic Festival
  • Black Bass Gastronomic Festival
  • Bostelim River Beach and Rural Camping
  • Zaboeira River Beach
  • Exterior swimming pool
  • Cancelas River Beach
  • Penedo Furado River Beach
  • Fernandaires River Beach

LOCATION

 

Castelo do Bode is recognized by the idyllic setting, the purity of its waters and the beauty of the whole region. The Wakeboard Portugal Project has just implemented five cable parks, five different locations, around Castelo do Bode Lake. A genuine resort which combines sport and tourism, leveraging the Centre region.

ACCESS TO CASTELO DO BODE LAKE: 
Exit A1 to A23 – Entroncamento/ Abrantes A23 exit at Tomar

FOLLOW LOCAL SIGNS TO: 
Fernandaires

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