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A Unique Landscape for a Unique Heritage

Visiting the Cork Oak Forest is a chance to experience a unique ecosystem with rich species diversity and a unique balance between man and nature.

In the Cork Oak Forest, time seems to flow at a different pace. Local, seasonal food is somehow resourcefully transformed into unlikely gastronomic treats. Eventually, Cork Oak Forestnatural sounds get complemented by the soothing Cante Alentejano, listed as Humanity’s intangible cultural heritage since 2004.

The Cork Oak Forestis also home to the Iberian lynx, the world’s most critically endangered wild cat. Additionally, more than 20 species of reptiles and amphibians (53% of the Portuguese population), as well as more than 160 bird species, and 37 mammal species (60% of Portuguese mammals) can be found there.