Idanha-a-Nova City Of Music of 
 Creative Cities Network of UNESCO
Since 2015
Idanha-a-Nova and Music

Idanha-a-Nova is located in the center of Portugal surrounded by the municipalities of Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Fundão and the Spanish region. It is located 286 km from Lisbon.

It is home to one of the largest municipalities of Portugal, with 1412.73 km ² and 9,716 inhabitants (2011), divided into 17 parishes.

The territory with its geological richness, includes the Geopark Naturtejo and the Tagus International Natural Park. This is one of the most important parks in Europe, where they coexist harmoniously hundreds of animal and plant species.

The traditional economic activities are still an integral part of the forestry, with the quartzite ridges of Penha Garcia, the granitic inselberg of Monsanto and the plainness of Idanha-a-Nova. The Tourist landscapes of the area are the Historical Village of Monsanto and Idanha-a-Velha as well as the villages of Penha Garcia and Proenca-a-Velha.

The historical heritage of Idanha-a-Nova is very diverse, consisting of its castles, of which 8 Templars, the parish churches of the 17 parishes, misericords, chapels and monuments. Important are also the sacred art heritage, the traces of agricultural archeology as well as all the testimonies still present and vivid through oral traditions.


Thumbnails 304X192 2 Sustentabilidade
The Executive of the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova has made a strong commitment, since the realization of the Local Agenda 21, completed in 2008, to promote the social, economic and environmental de [...]
Thumbnails 304X192 3 Historia
Throughout the municipality there are numerous traces of prehistoric occupation, as the menhirs and dolmens. The Romans had an important influence, particularly in the parishes of Monsanto, Idanha-a [...]
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The City Council has made a strong commitment in the area of ​​creative industries, supporting the start-up of several companies and innovative projects in the municipality and supporting local comm [...]
Destaque Vinde às Terras da Idanha
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