Center of Portugal is home of quite unique Christmas celebrations that take place all over the region from the coastline to the inland. Feel the season spirit in all its splendour at Center of Portugal, the heart of Christmas!
The Mountain Villages are located at the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela in the council of Seia, 1h20 away from Coimbra and 2 hours away from the Airport of Porto and 3 hours away from the Airport of Lisbon. This village network covers a geographical area of approximately 100 km, including: 14 walking routes and 4 mountain bike trails. All of them seem too tiny in the infinity of a globalised world, but they are full of genuine people. The natural setting is absolutely beautiful. Serra da Estrela is truly overwhelming, perfect, unique, a place of silence.
Cabeça, Aldeia Natal, a Mountain Village located in the region of Seia, Serra da Estrela, is the first echo-sustainable Christmas village in the country! Supported by echo-design experts, local communities have engaged in the task of developing Christmas décor by using natural elements, agricultural and forest surplus, as well as wool of Serra da Estrela Mountain!
Located at a curvy granite hill the village kept growing as if it were a Christmas crib! A privileged location that the inhabitants of Cabeça make the most of during Christmas time.
Around Cabeça wide areas of steep slopes were erected along the centuries, where the soil is supported by schist and granite walls. Nature provides the whole material for celebrating Christmas: the stars, for example, are made of maze and the Christmas balls are moulded with fern leaves.
This year's edition will be held from December 18th 2021 to January 2nd 2022.