Pelourinho Macieira de Cambra
A 16th-century Pelourinho of manueline style, it is the mark of the Foral bestowed on Terra de Cambra in 1514 by D. Manuel I. Classified as a public interest monument, it is located in the Macieira de Cambra Square, opposite the Municipal Museum.
The river Caima is the most important watercourse of the municipality of Vale de Cambra, dividing it in two, the Southern and the Northern parts. Its source is an impressive 70-metre high waterfall, Frecha da Mizarela, which pours down from an altitude of 900 metres to a much inferior altitude, thus creating beautiful landscapes waiting to be explored. Along the riverbanks covered in trees, old watermills and ancient bridges can be spotted.
Eng. Duarte Pacheco’s Dam
From the waterfall, the river Caima squeezes through two slopes to the village of Rôge, where the Eng.º Duarte Pacheco’s Dam was built. Aiming to irrigate the fertile grounds of the lower valley and thus surrounded by green, the Dam is a lovely place where you can relax just by looking at the quiet waters of the river.
Anta da Cerqueira or Pedra Moura
Located in the middle of Serra da Freita, the parish of Arões shows traces of early human occupation. We highlight the Dolmen of Cerqueira I or Pedra Moura I, a burial chamber belonging to a necropolis which today still counts eight monuments in an important plateau of the East slope of Serra do Arestal. Dating from between the late 4th millennium and the first half of the 3rd millennium B.C., this monument is located between the villages of Coval/Cerqueira, in the border of the parishes of Couto Esteves (Sever do Vouga) and Arões (Vale de Cambra). Currently under the administration of the municipality of Sever do Vouga, it was for centuries a landmark dividing this municipality and Cambra, as proven by the cross carved on its capstone.
In the parish of Cepelos, in Gatão, there is an archaeological site with rock carvings. Composed of two granite outcrops, this site was named “Riscos” (scratches) apparently due to the lines and scratches carved on the rock probably between the Neo-chalcolithic and the Bronze Age. These carvings belong to the “Atlantic Art” and may have symbolic-religious meaning.
Special attention should also be paid to the archaeological site located in the parish of Rôge, at Sobidade, by the village of Trebilhadouro, where rock carvings belonging to the “Atlantic Art” may also be seen.
Retábulo-mor da Matriz de Rôge
This retable is believed to have been built during the works conducted by the parish priest João Gomes de Abreu in the second half of the 18th century. It belongs to the late baroque and rococo styles, which can be seen in the ornaments of vegetable motives, volutes and asymmetrical shell shapes.
Capela da Nossa Senhora do Desterro e Cruzeiro
This chapel is located in a walled wooded park. It is an example of eclectic architecture and was built in the second half of the 20th century to replace a small chapel which existed there. Inside there is only one nave, where the images of the Patron Saint, Our Lady of Exile and of The Most Holly Trinity, both from the 17th century, as well as an image of Our Lady of Fátima, carved by Master Guilherme Thedim, can be seen. This is a place of great pilgrimage, where many devotees go pray, particularly during the festivities held in her honour.
From the park you can enjoy a unique landscape, which in clear bright days is extended to the Ria de Aveiro lagoon.
Cruzeiro Paroquial de Rôge
Built in the 18th century, this Calvary is located at the end of the parish churchyard. An example of a baroque monument built during the reign of King João V, this is probably the best Calvary of this style in Portugal.
Santo António de Lisboa
Located in the town centre, the statue of Saint Anthony, carved by Master João Fragoso, is a highly valued sculpture of the Patron Saint of the municipality. It is considered as one of the best works on Saint Anthony of the 20th century.