The Natural Park of the S. Mamede Mountains is a structural part fo this whole region and a distinctive feature of the roads passing through it. It is the highest area south of the Tagus River, and stands out from the vast plains of the Iberian plateau as a succession of unique hills and valleys at whose highest point the lovely town and a municipality of Marvão is to be found. Enjoying a rich natural heritage, with the limpid waters of the River Sever and the dense surrounding vegetation, Marvão offers a real oasis in region where thermometers register the high temperatures in the summer.

An exceptional destination for short getaways or for the whole family and for nature lovers. The park’s maps show several hiking routes for exploring the flora and fauna of the municipality and for discovering the ruins of the Roman city of Ammaia, whitch lie between the River Sever and the Madalena Stream. It was very important throughout the Roman colonization anda was made a municipium during the reign of Emperor Nero. You must also visit the Monographic Museum of the City of Ammaia in the Archaeological Park.