The village of Marvão is a National Monument and has been a candidate for a World Monument, like Évora (125km) and Cáceres in Spain (120km) already are. The S. Mamede Natural Park is a protected area where chestnut, holm, cork and pine trees have their important and spectacular presence. The varieties of exotic trees together with the gurgling of the rivers, give us a profound sense of peace. And to this natural landscape, we add the magnificent historical and archaeological past. Besides the village of Marvão, we suggest a visit to the Roman City of Ammaia, and the shacks of Cabeçudos. You can also walk on a Roman road, which ends at the Severs river swimming pool in Portagem, and visit a museum dedicated to the Jews who passed through when expelled from Spain in the 15th century. If you like sports with a calm atmosphere and beautiful landscape, and all within approximately 5kms, you can play golf on the "Ammaia Golf Course"; or, sail or canoe on the "Apartaduras" dam.