Rest and good snacks is what you will find at Talasnal. Try the talaniscos and retalhinhos, delicacies based on chestnuts.
the village of Talasnal is charismatic and, perhaps, one of the most beautiful in Serra da Lousã.
Many say that it is due to its size and the way in which the shale houses are distributed both along the slopes facing south and on the slopes facing north, literally blending in with the landscape.
Crossing the heart of the village there is only one street, which follows the slope of the slope, in a steep path.
From it radiate queues and alleys from which rise the shale houses fully recovered and where visitors love to walk around and explore its charms.
Talasnal: what to visit and where to stay?
The history of this village is common to many others in the municipality of Lousã. The settlement of the population in the mountain villages will have occurred from the second half of the century. 17th or early 20th century. XVIII.
It reached the peak of resident population in 1911, with 129 inhabitants. However, in 1981 there were only two permanent inhabitants. Currently, all the primitive inhabitants have already left.
The houses changed owners and were, in the meantime, transformed into second homes, accommodation units or commercial establishments. The care with which the houses were rehabilitated shows the affection that the people who now inhabit the village feel for this place, an authentic natural paradise.
This same affection is only matched by the way they welcome visitors to the village. They treat you like family and do everything to make you feel at home.
What to visit?
Talasnal is located on the western slope of Serra da Lousã, in the watershed of Ribeira de São João. It is separated from Lousã by 12 kilometres.
On one of the north-facing slopes, the Talasnal runs along a ridge that plunges to the bottom of the valley. The constructions seem to defy the rules of balance when standing on such steep slopes.
We recommend a walk through the village, especially to see the typical houses and idyllic landscapes, but also to the following places:
Located on the main street, in a niche surrounded by a wooden frame.
There were two oil mills in the village. One is in ruins. The other, private, was recently recovered. They are testimonies of the much “green gold” that was produced here.
A very picturesque craft shop. Here you can also have a cup of coffee and try several homemade cakes.
don’t miss the talanisks – typical honey and chestnut sweets from convent sweets – or the patchwork -pastries, based on chestnuts and almonds.
Where to stay?
Whether in the village or nearby, there is a wide range of accommodation.
House of Heather
Located in the heart of Talasnal, this country house offers all the amenities you need to spend a few mini-fairs in Serra da Lousã. The house is rented on an exclusive basis.
Located in Talasnal, this country house is fully equipped and has a beautiful view of Serra da Lousã and Trevim.
Located in the village of Candal, this house has 3 bedrooms, with a double bed, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchenette. For 6 guests, the rental of the house includes breakfast.
Where to eat?
For a snack, go to Retalhinho, to taste some of the delicacies of the region. For a complete meal, we recommend the following restaurants.
Casal’s Veranda Restaurant
In the village of Casal de São Simão, this restaurant offers delicious dishes. Wild mushrooms, black pig, cod tiborna are some of the dishes on the menu that we strongly recommend.
Museum of Chanfana
In Miranda do Corvo, located near the Biological Park of Serra da Lousã, this restaurant is known for its menu full of traditional flavors.
Here you can try, among many other dishes, the famous goat chanfanas, the tripe, the maranhos and, of course, the bolada – the ex-libris of regional sweets.