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BARROCAL

BUILT OVER 310 MILLION YEARS
With a characteristic granite landscape made up of rocks generated in the depths of the Earth, but shaped and exposed by hundreds of thousands of years of tectonic movements and climate changes, Barrocal is a refreshing oasis of Natural History. The Barrocal Park takes its visitors on a trip through nature, taking time for greater enjoyment.
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THE PARK

At the Park, the paths and walkways were designed on site, adapting to the topographic and geomorphological singularities of each corner. Together with the viewpoints, they are privileged observation platforms for to contemplate and experience the Barrocal landscape, the countryside and the city, and to interpret its values and evolution over time. The Lagarto Tunnel, the Abelharucos Observatory and the Dome’s Circle become reference points, and possibilitate various activities. There is a suspension bridge that invites visitors to the SãoMartinho viewpoint. It is a true nature park within the city.
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ACTIVITIES

The Park was designed to promote the Barrocal as a nature museum: alive, dynamic, interactive, educational and playful. For people to get to know Castelo Branco’s landscape features, its genesis and evolution, its relationship with the region’s geology and beyond. To highlight the existing natural resources, its complex ecosystems, as well as the importance to preserve them and to preserve biodiversity towards a healthier, more balanced and harmonious future. The park was designed to warmly welcome visitors, and to invite them to comfortably stroll and experience the Barrocal in its several facets, while respecting its values. For it to be a place to wonder and to contemplate, to gather and to share experiences and knowledge.
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SCHEDULE

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

CONTACTS

BARROCAL PARK
Rua Adelino Semedo Barata, 6000-040 Castelo Branco
+351 272 330 356  |  barrocal.parque@cm-castelobranco.pt
www.barrocal-parque.pt

Park RULES

WELCOME TO BARROCAL PARK, CASTELO BRANCO’S NATURE PARK!
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