Trebilhadouro – A scenic treasure

Located in the parish of Rôge, municipality of Vale de Cambra at an altitude of 625 meters, the village of Trebilhadouro has been uninhabited for about 15 years. Its stone houses, its streets traced between cultivated fields, barns and its stream that flows into the river Caima make this village a scenic treasure.

Legend has it that in these lands there was a treasure made up of Three of Gold ("Três de Ouro" in portuguese) hence the name of the village of Trebilhadouro. Fiction or reality, this village was classified by the Turismo de Aldeia Association (ATA) as Village of Portugal.

Surrounded by the mountains of Trebilhadouro and Alto do Galinheiro, overlooking the sea and the estuary of Aveiro, this village gained visibility when, in 2001, it served as the stage for Trebilhadouro – International Festival of Arts and Cultures, an event organized by the now extinct cooperative Rasgo Theater and by the City Council of Vale de Cambra, which took place for several consecutive years. More recently, in 2017, the Institute for Housing and Urban Rehabilitation (IHRU) awarded a prize to the tourist project by architect André Eduardo Tavares to rehabilitate the country house building.

In the built heritage of the village, it is possible to foresee traditions and customs from other times, making it the ideal setting for the recreation of an authentic village evening.

The silence, the green landscape and the mountain village atmosphere characterize Trebilhadouro and continue to be part of this small village, now converted into a rural tourism space ideal for a relaxing holiday, in full contact with nature.