The best routes to discover our history


The Philippine Bridge dates back to the period between 1607 and 1610, having been built during the Philippine dynasty. Because it is so old, it has a construction with large granite blocks and has 3 arches. This bridge was the only form of connection with Pedrogão Grande, until 1954 when the Cabril Dam was built.

To get there, make sure you have the right clothing and shoes and don't forget to bring water, so that you get the most out of this nature walk.




When doing the Pedrogão Pequeno Schist Trail you will have the opportunity to observe all the biodiversity in the region.

This path was previously used by our ancestors who lived there, nowadays it is a well signposted route that allows you to autonomously know the region and its fantastic landscapes.

To start this route, you will have to go to the Pedrogão Pequeno market and from there, head towards the Zezêre river through a Roman road, called Via Romana. At the end of the descent of that road, just make a small detour and find the Filipina Bridge.




Along this route, you will find, in the form of interpretive panels, much of the environmental and heritage wealth existing in the region.

After the Filipina Bridge, you can continue on the Pedrogão Pequeno Schist Path route, passing through the Moinho das Freiras Tunnel, Moinho das Freiras (to find out more about this place you can read our article on the “3 wonders of the municipality of Sertã ”), Miradouro, Painho and Fonte das Aveleiras. This route is circular, so it starts and ends at the same point, at the Pedrogão Pequeno Market.

Are you ready for your next adventure?




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