What sets Cerdeira Village apart is the combination of quality accommodation with an ambitious cultural project. Cerdeira offers ideas and routes to explore this often forgotten region. The village develops an almost vertical slope. The houses, all in shale are located in very rough terrain, creating picturesque corners, which allow you to enjoy moments of privacy, always surrounded by magnificent natural landscapes. The whole village has a panoramic view of the mountain. The loneliness, the natural surroundings, hiking trails, creeks and dam in the brook, combine to allow good time for reflection and relaxation.
The village of Cerdeira is located on the famous Lousã Mountains, 40 km from the city of Coimbra, in Portugal. All the houses in the village are made of Schist stone, even new ones have been carefully reconstructed using the traditional constructive techniques. Such attributes allow Cerdeira to be part of the Schist Village Network, an association that promotes tourism of these traditional style villages. Cerdeira has beautiful and unique natural surroundings; its isolation and untouched landscape allow visitors to experience a different kind of solitude, one that fits perfectly with a creative state of being.
Cerdeira has become an artistic centre with international Artistic Residencies, workshops and small creative experiences; a spot for creative or wellness retreats and a hideaway for truly invigorating holidays, benefitting from its unique natural setting, its quietness and all the infrastructure that has been built with the visitors in mind: the Casa das Artes, the studios, the library, the gallery, the community oven and the café.