Portugal, Alentejo, Portalegre, Marvão
Alan Rogers Review
Set amongst unspoilt mountain scenery in the spectacular Serra de São Mamede National Park, Camping Asseiceira is a British-owned site where visitors receive a warm welcome. The Spanish border is just eight kilometres. Arranged in a small olive grove are 15 touring pitches with 10A electricity available and 5 tent pitches. There are views rising up to the spectacular medieval castle and town of Marvão. This is a small, pleasant, well cared for site with few facilities, although the village of Santo António das Areias is only a few minutes’ walk with shops, restaurants and a bank. There is plenty of cultural and historical sightseeing to be done in the surrounding area.
Apart from the fascinating hill-top town of Marvão, the nearby village of Portagem (meaning ‘toll’) has a Roman bridge for the use of which its builders charged a toll. There is also the remains of a Roman city to be visited at Ammaia. Nearby Beirã has an impressive railway station which was a frontier post designed to impress arrivals on the now defunct line from Madrid to Lisbon; the ceramic murals depict typical scenes from the Alentejo region.
The shower block has been re-built and equipped to a high standard, using locally sourced materials. Hot water throughout. Baker calls daily. Swimming pool and terrace (May-Oct).
The Campsite Says...“ ”
Marvão is 220 km northeast of Lisbon. From Portagem turn north at roundabout and take first right (towards Ponte Velha) and follow road to Santo António das Areias. At petrol station turn right down hill and site is 400 m. on left.Link to campsite location map on google
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