São Pedro do Campo


The little chapel of St. Peter, built here in place of Campo, is a tribute to the apostle of Christ, and first pope of the Catholic Church. Of undefined dating but at least in the early seventeenth century, already existed here a building. The construction of the chapel in this plateau is due, probably, to demand from the population, of divine protection from St. Peter, as the strict conditions of this mountainous plateau endangered the existing cereal crops here. Long-known is also the pilgrimage that still takes place here, in São Pedro do Campo, every year on June 29 being probably the most important event of the Montemuro mountain. This pilgrimage was, over the years, an important place of trade between the inhabitants of the mountain.

Natural Patrimony

The Montemuro mountain presents an important natural heritage and landscape. Here, in São Pedro do Campo, geomorphological heritage is great, being dominated by several granitic forms. Witnessing millions of years of evolution, hundreds of landforms make up the landscape. Of these, there is the Montemuro Boroa stone that, presenting a curious shape, being the result of granite’s differential erosion giving evidence to its framework base, showing polygonal cracks, very similar to one boroa (typical corn bread). Other elements to highlight are small taffonis, stone sinks, stone tiles, pseudostratifications, cracks and linear grooves, many of them with great connection to popular culture, such as the Pedra Posta – important reference point for local people – or the house of the lady Moor where it is said that a Moorish woman lived here with her children. Regarding to biodiversity in this harsh landscape important species can be observed, such as the snub-nosed viper, the common midwife toad, the common holly or the round-leaved sundew, present in small peat lands around the plateau.


Technical information

  • Level of Dificulty Low
  • Type of Route Linear
  • Access Car/Pedestrian