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A picturesque town surrounded by vineyards and orchards, Cadaval is a region where agriculture, especially the extensive vineyards and orchards, continues to dominate the economy.

Paço dos Duques de Cadaval
Paço dos Duques de Cadavalby: Nmmacedo src: wmf under: CC BY-SA 3.0

In the environs, on the Serra de Montejunto (the highest point in the area), one can visit the 13th century Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Neves, and the ruins of the Royal Ice Factory, where in the 18th century the ice was collected in deep valleys, stored in tanks, and then taken to Lisbon to supply the Court and the cafés.

The natural conditions of the region make it possible to practise various forms of active Tourism, such as hang-gliding, speleology and various walking tours.

Of the main events in this predominantly wine-growing region, the highlight is of course the grape harvest festival in September, which exhibits, besides the exhibitions and re-creation of all the ethnography relating to the grape harvests, examples of the local cuisine.