On the banks of the Ponsul River is Penha Garcia, a beautiful Portuguese village with a Templar castle from which the Fossil Route begins. A fantastic tour through a place where time seems to have stopped.
Its privileged defensive position was probably one of the reasons for the settlement in this place of a Neolithic town, later converted first into the Lusitanian castro and later into the Roman population. He also counted on the attraction exerted for centuries by the existence of gold to be extracted in the bed of the Pônsul river. Nowadays, the main attractions for the visitors of Penha Garcia are, without a doubt, the dazzling views that surround the town, the originality of its castle, perched on the top of the rock, and the marks that nature and history have left here. Come to know this land full of legends and traditions, with all the charm of the Beira Baixa.