Casas da Encosta - Shist House in the Center of Portugal
Three schist houses being restored at the village of Cunqueiros, in the municipality of Proença-a-Nova, form the Casas da Encosta project, where it’s possible to relive the life, history and culture of the region’s people, I the comfort of a typically Beirã village. According to the owner, Nuno Caldeira, hosues are being restored following the local construction design where schist, clay and wood are privileged. One of them, Casa da Lagariça, has already opened doors in 2014 and can host up to six people, showing a unique regional tool, small press, in the living room. Those who come by can enjoy the region through pedestrian walks, get to know its river beaches and viewpoints, explore the Schist Villages and, of course, try the rich and varied gastronomy of traditional dishes such as Cabrito Estonado, Maranho and Bucho.