The village of Sertã is located in a schist valley, with a forest area with a predominance of maritime pine and, more recently, eucalyptus. The entire west of the municipality is bounded by the river Zêzere.
According to the legend it is believed that the castle of Sertã was built in 74 a. By Fifth Sertorius, a Roman military, who had been exiled for political reasons. Having stayed in the village around the year 80 BC, allying with the Lusitanos. Sertório was allegedly betrayed and murdered during a banquet by Perpena, a lieutenant commanded by Rome.
In terms of gastronomy, Sertã is very rich. The maranhos and the stuffed tripe stand out. These are traditional sausages from the area to discover.
Whether you are doing national 2 or simply looking for a place to enjoy a peaceful weekend, Sertã is a must. We recommend reading the post “3 Wonders in the County of Sertã”, to discover the best places to visit.