constanciaConstancia in Central Portugal is beautiful sleepy village, arranged like an amphitheatre, and marks the point where the River Zezêre meets and merges with the River Tagus.

The village’s narrow cobbled streets are lined with beautifully restored whitewashed houses with occasional shaded seating areas and fonts.

Constancia is best known in Portugal for its association with Luis de Camoes, the country’s national poet and explorer.

A larger than life bronze statue of Camoes gazes out towards the Zezêre and is an attraction in itself.

During the summer visitors flock to the village to picnic on the banks of the rivers under the shade of Willow trees and the amphitheatre next to the rivers provides an excellent stage for festas.

The village is only around an hour from Lisbon and so is a popular destination for Lisbonites, looking for peace and relaxation.

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