Janeiro de Cima
A small village located 40 km far away from Fundão and 60 km from Castelo Branco, Janeiro de Cima is placed in a valley of Zêzere river, between mountains and pin-woods. The village as been always marked by its proximity to the river: the houses were built with pebbles from its bottom, the fertile lands sometimes flooded by its waters have raised singular cultures, with highlights to the linen.
The river-side is still the habitat for numerous animal species like the otters and eagles. It still remains some land fields and traditional economical activities. As well, in what matters to leisure, Zêzere river offers a lot of possibilities.
Janeiro de Cima, along with more 23 villages of Center Region, makes part of the Schist Villages Network.
visit FotoXisto website and discover pictures from the villages done by their own inhabitants
not to miss in Janeiro de Cima:
๏  Casa das Tecedeiras (the Weavers’ House)
๏  River beach “Lavandeira”
๏  Pub “Passadiço”
๏  Restaurant “Fiado”
๏  Canoeing down the Zêzere river
๏  Cultural Week of the Schist Villages
not to miss in the area:
๏  Schist Villages’ Store (in Barroca)
๏  the artificial lake (Santa Luzia)
๏  Fajão
๏  Serra da Gardunha
๏  Serra do Açor
๏  Serra da Estrela
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