Parkland's apartment is positioned in Amiais de Cima and is perfectly located within Central Portugal, located approximately 1 hour 15 minutes drive from Lisbon, 30 minutes drive from Santarem, and a maximum of 45 minutes away from many other historic and other leisure places of interest and sitting directly on the edge of a beautiful national park. Get out and about to experience the local culture, the village of Amiais de Cima, which is approximately 400 meters away or simply relax in the grounds with the smell of fresh pine trees nearby and variety of different birds singing their songs or use the free WIFI supplied.
The self catering apartment is well suited for either groups of friends, families or couples. Being able to accommodate up to 8 people, the apartment has 3 bedrooms with with a king size bed, a double bed and a twin bedroom. The large living area has a three seater sofa, a three seater sofa bed and a two seater sofa, all in high quality leather, dining table that sits 8 people comfortably, a smart TV and a powerful surround sound system. The kitchen area is fully equipped with everything you would expect at home and more; fridge freezer, ceramic hob, double oven, slow cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine, dish washer. Also provided are bedding, towels, iron, ironing board, hairdryers, a barbecue outside, and all utensils and pans required for the full facilities.
With so much to do and see in the local area we would recommend renting a car. Driving around the stunning national park you will spot some breathtaking viewing points looking down on the local surrounding towns.
Towns close by – distance / timimg of journey
Santarém, – 34 km / 41 mins
Alcanena Municipality – – 10.7 km / 13 mins
Torres Novas – – 24.3 km / 31 mins
Fátima, Portugal – – 41.7 km / 37 mins
Tomar – – 51.6 km / 45 mins
Óbidos, Portugal – – 51.4 km / 46 mins
Ourém (Portugal) – – 52.4 km / 51 mins
Torres Vedras – – 87.7 km / 1 hour 10 mins
Historic locations to visit while in Portugal
Historic points of interest in the area – distance / timing of journey
Mira de Aire Caves – 21.7 km / 28 mins
Porto de Mos Castle – 59.4 km / 46 mins
Dinosaur Footprints Natural Monument – 41 km / 36 mins
Church of the Most Holy Trinity – 40 km / 35 mins
Wax Museum – 40 km / 35 mins
Apparitions Museum – 40 km / 35 mins
Fatima Basilica – 41.7 km / 37 mins
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima – 40.9 km / 37 mins
Igreja da Santa Clara – 119 km / 1 hour 14 mins
Igreja do Seminario – 32.9 km / 38 mins
Torre das Cabacas – 34.3 km / 42 mins
Igreja de Marvila – 34.2 km / 42 mins
Igreja da Graca – 34.3 km / 42 mins
Igreja Matriz – 41.6 km / 37 mins
Places of interest
Abrantes – Praça Barão da Batalha – – (Batalha’s Baron Square) –
Distance from Parklands: 57.2 km / 48 mins
This square is one of Abrantes’ most popular spots and has become a favourite meeting point for visitors due to its dynamic commerce and constant liveliness – aspects that make this location one of the most attractive in the city.
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Castle of Abrantes – (The Castle Garden)
Distance from Parklands: 57.5 km / 49 mins
Best known as the ‘Flower City’, the lovely city of Abrantes owes its nickname to this garden – an enchanting space that still retains the beauty and charm of its past. This garden is an idyllic spot to enjoy relaxing leisure moments.
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Igreja-Dolmen de Santa Maria Madalena de Alcobertas (St. Mary Madeleine Church and Dolmen Chapel)
Distance from Parklands: 34.3 km / 42 mins
This religious monument is primarily visited for its unique, lateral chapel – an impressive dolmen (megalithic tomb) considered to be one of the ten largest in the Iberian Peninsula. Believed to have inspired the construction of the church, this megalithic chapel has become an important monument in the country.
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Região de Rio Maior (Rio Maior Salt Pans)
Distance from Parklands: 21.5 km / 28 mins
These salt pans are located in the foothills of the Candeeiros mountain range, surrounded by trees, vineyards and farmland. Located in an open-air space that resembles a small village because of its cobblestone passageways and wooden houses, the salt pans are situated 18 miles (30 kilometres) from the sea. Long ago, the range was flooded by the ocean, leaving fossils scattered around the whole area. Salt is produced between the months of July–September – the perfect time for your visit. Throughout the years, there has been little change in the traditional methods used in Rio Maior’s salt production process, making it especially unique.
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Santuário de Fátima – (Fátima Sanctuary)
Distance from Parklands: 40.9 km / 37 mins
Fátima is undoubtedly the most revered pilgrimage site in the country, visited by people from all over the world in the name of ‘Faith, Life and Hope.’ This town is believed to be the place where the three shepherd children, Jacinta, Lúcia and Francisco, saw the Virgin Mary holding white rosary beads in Her hand and who asked them to pray against Evil. Nowadays, Fátima receives thousands of faithful pilgrims every year, especially on the 13th of May – an annual pilgrimage day. On these occasions, followers of the ‘Way to the Cross’ pilgrimage are led to 14 chapels – each one evoking the stages of the ‘Passion of Christ.’ This walk begins at the Santa Teresa de Ourém roundabout, leads to the ‘Valinhos’ monument (where the fourth apparition took place) and ends at the ‘Calvary’, having passed through the ‘Angel’s Cave’ (site where the Angel of Peace appeared twice to the shepherd children, in the spring and autumn of 1916).
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Castelo de Ourém – (Ourém Castle)
Distance from Parklands: 49.5 km / 48 mins
This castle is a fine example a beautiful medieval hamlet. Surrounded by walls, this grandiose monument sits at the top of a hill, just 2 kilometres from the town centre. To enter the castle you must access the ‘Portas da Vila’ (the original city gates).
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Grutas de Mira de Aire
Distance from Parklands: 20.9 km / 27 mins
These caves were discovered in 1947. The entrance is 300m in altitude, but inside they reach 180m in depth. Their formation goes back 150 million years to the Middle Jurassic age, when the dinosaurs populated this region. Their footprints can be seen here today.
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