Museums and Culture
In addition to Nature and its stunning landscapes, let yourself be enchanted by the extraordinary cultural offers that Serra do Caramulo has for you. Right in the center of the village, visit the Museu do Caramulo and make an unforgettable trip in the permanent exhibitions of Classic Cars, Art, Old Toys, among others.
The Museu Terra de Besteiros, located in the heart of Tondela, tells us the history of the region from distant times to the present day. The wealth of artifacts and ancient instruments of ancestral practices such as agriculture, linen cultivation, body shop, basketry, black clay, and burel flooring, leaves no one indifferent. But there is more. Come on!
Inaugurated in 1959, the Museu do Caramulo opens its doors presenting an unusual collection of art objects consisting of 500 pieces of painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics and tapestries, ranging from Ancient Egypt to today’s plastic artists, such as Pablo Picasso or Salvador Dali. Built based on the principle that all vehicles can easily leave, for exhibition and conservation, this museum also has a unique collection of classic automobiles, visited by more than one and a half million people from all over the world.
Tuesday to Friday > 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday > 10 am – 1 pm | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Closed > Monday
T.: 232 861 270
The Museu Terras de Besteiros, located in the heart of Tondela, tells us the history of the region from ancient times to the present day. The wealth of artifacts and ancient instruments of ancestral practices such as agriculture, linen cultivation, body shop, basketry, black clay, and burel flooring, leaves no one indifferent.
Monday to Friday > 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturdays > 9:30 am – 1:00 pm | 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Closed > Sundays and Holidays
Ambientes do Ar – Pólo Museológico do Museu Terras de Besteiros
Integrated project in the core of Moinhos de Souto Bom, in which each mill is equipped with several themes: Astronomy, Man and Earth, Recycling, Renewable Energies, Hydro energy, among other themes.
T.: 232 823 400
Municipal Library of Tondela
The Tomaz Ribeiro Library is one of the main cultural facilities in the Municipality of Tondela. It has a fund of more than thirty thousand documents (printed and audiovisual) and diversified spaces: Children’s Section, Adult Section, Media Library and Multipurpose Room.
Monday to Friday > 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday > 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Closed > Sundays and Holidays
T.: 232 811 128
This museological nucleus includes six fracture panels, integrated in a shale platform, composed of a figurative repertoire, which dates back to the Late Bronze Age and the Beginning of the II Iron Age.
Visit subject to prior booking
Tapir of Espírito Santo d’Arca
Megalithic monument, located in Paranho de Arca, in the old parish of Arca in Oliveira de Frades. This tapir, classified as a National Monument, consists of an irregular polygonal chamber with seven pillars, three of which are intact. There are no longer any traces of a corridor or papaya, but the roof slab is still preserved.
Tapir of Arquinha da Moura
This megalithic monument consists of a polygonal chamber bounded by seven medium / coarse granite pillars, four of which reveal paintings. It is implanted in a small ground, on a granite outcrop at a height of 320 meters, in the proximity of the escarpment that borders the right bank of the river Dão.