About Armamar

Armamar is a municipality in the district of Viseu in Portugal with a population of 6,269 people (in 2001). The municipality has an area of 62.58 km² and is located in the north-central part of the country, approximately 150 km east of Lisbon. The municipality is bordered by the municipalities of Castro Daire, Sátão, Santa Comba Dão, and Tondela. The town of Armamar is located in the valley of the River Paiva, a tributary of the River Douro. The town has a medieval castle, which was originally built in the 11th century. The castle was rebuilt in the 14th century and restored in the 20th century. The town has a 16th-century church, a 17th-century convent, and a 18th-century palace. The municipality is home to the Armamar Wine Route, which includes the towns of Armamar, Castelo Rodrigo, and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. The wine route includes the vineyards of the Dão region, as well as the wineries of the Armamar municipality. The route is signed and marked with brown signs.