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PR3 - Along the Paths of the Battle of Vimeiro

PR3 - Along the Paths of the Battle of Vimeiro

Starting and ending at the Battle of Vimeiro Interpretation Center, this route takes the visitor through various spaces which memories are associated with the battle. Passing by the Commemorative Monument of the Centenary of the Battle, it goes on to Maceira (where Portuguese troops were posted) and Fonte Lima, where three English brigades were hidden on the reverse slope. In Ventosa, there are two possible routes. Via the PR 3 route, head towards Toledo and then to Carrasqueira. Folowing PR 3.2, you descend to Toledo, taking the opposite route of the French troops of Solignac. In Esteveiras, you are close to the place where the command post of the French troops commander Junot would have been. Descending through Carrascais, through the areas where French General Charlot attacked, you return to the starting point. Those wishing to take a shorter route, inside the town, may opt for PR 3.1.

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Technical Sheet
Hike (circular)
Starting point
Commemorative Monument of the 1st Centenary of the Battle of Vimeiro
16,5 Km
Difficulty Level
Most Advisable Time of Year
All year round