Photos: Pedro Martins
Chave do Barrocal Bridge
Chave do Barrocal Bridge
Castelo Branco Viewpoint
Monte do Castelo Overview
Castelo Branco Overview
Barrocal Hill
Barrocal Viewpoint
Barrocal Viewpoint
Barrocal Viewpoint
Lagarto Tunnel
Lagarto Tunnel
Lagarto Tunnel
Lagarto Tunnel
Abelharucos Observatory
Abelharucos Observatory
Abelharucos Observatory
Abelharucos Observatory
Abelharucos Observatory
Raia Viewpoint/ Abelharucos Observatory
Inside the Abelharucos Observatory
Raia Viewpoint
Raia Viewpoint/ Abelharucos Observatory
Raia Viewpoint
Raia Viewpoint
Raia Viewpoint
Carvalhal Viewpoint
São Martinho Viewpoint
Penedos Path
Senhora de Mércoles Viewpoint
São Martinho Viewpoint
The Park’s Bow
View from São Martinho Viewpoint
Stairs towards the Pre-Historic Sanctuary
Stairs Rock
Pre-Historic Sanctuary
Elongated Rocks
Giant's Horns
Pre-Historic Sanctuary
The Barrocal Granite
Giant Mushroom
Jointed Rock
Alien's Head
Rondoa Stone
Jointed Rock
Metaquartzite Beds
Weathering Pits on the Rock Sanctuary
Barrocal in the Castelo Branco landscape
Iberian Scarce Swallowtail
(Iphiclides feisthamelii)
Spanish Festoon
(Zerynthia rumina)
The Park’s Bow
Fire Salamander
(Salamandra salamandra)
Green Hairstreak
(Callophrys rubi)
European Bee-eater
(Merops apiaster)
Old World Swallowtail
(Papilio machaon)
Oak Grove
Jewelled Lizard
(Timon lepidus)
Natterjack Toad
(Epidalea calamita)
White Stork
(Ciconia ciconia)
Fly Agaric
(Amanita muscaria)
Portuguese Broom
(Cytisus striatus)
Pyrenean Oak
(Quercus pyrenaica)
Wild Boar
(Sus scrofa)
Petticoat Daffodil
(Narcissus bulbucodium)
Spanish Bluebell
(Hyacinthoides hispanica)
French Lavender
(Lavandula pedunculata)
Common Hawthorn Fruits
(Crataegus monogyna)
Iberian Star-of-Bethlehem
(Ornithogalum concinnum)
Gum Rockrose
(Cistus ladanifer)


Closed on Monday

Winter schedule (October 1 to March 31)

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, last entry at 3:30 pm

Summer schedule (April 1 to September 30)
From 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, last entry at 6:30 pm


Rua Adelino Semedo Barata, 6000-040 Castelo Branco
+351 272 330 356  |


The Park has a lot to offer. It asks only for all and each one of us to respect it, helping to protect its resources and to improve the existing ecosystem for future generations. The rules are few, but if we follow them, we can enhance nature’s impact upon us. Enjoy this incredible experience in the city of Castelo Branco, intertwined with plentiful unique experiences in nature.
No bikes
Please stay on the marked trails
Please avoid making unnecessary noises and carrying out activities that may disturb the peace
No smoking
Do not start fires
Protect our geological heritage: do not collect rock samples
Please observe plants without collecting them
Please observe fauna without disturbing it
Place all rubbish in its correct place