Nature - Serras / Paisagens | Cadaval Cativa

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With a territory that is rich in landscapes which radiate the county's rural identity, demonstrating the result of hundreds of years of agricultural cultivation and related activities.

Still evident nowadays, the relevance that cereal culture used to have in the county's daily life, not only being the wheat stalks an integrant part of Municipal Shield, but also, as part of the landscape, a little all over the county, the many windmills and watermills, that were dedicated to milling the cereals the were produced here. The wine, which grapes also integrate the Municipal heraldry, continues to mark the county's landscape and maintains its relevance in the local economy. The vineyards are vast; either isolated, or as part of wine producing estates, and the stately Cooperative Wineries, with many decades of production, usually found at the entrance of towns where they are located. The pears orchards, alternate between white, when flowering, or green and yellow at harvest time and the following weeks. Presently, the most important cultivation of the county, which has received the nickname "Rocha Pear's Capital" by His Excellency the President of the Republic, as he visited Cadaval in 2008. With very peculiar landscape characteristics given the location of bouth mountains, the majestic Serra de Montejunto, also known amongst the local as Serra da Neve, and the Serra de Todo-o-Mundo, and it's proximity to the ocean. Those factors, besides giving certain isolation to the county's population, influence the climate and have allowed the existence of specific cultures and subsquently, their own traditions.