The Municipality of Monchique is situated in the Serra de Monchique. Attractions include Monchiques historic town centre, views from the two peaks of Foia and Picota, hiking, bird watching and biking. You can find here hot sulphur springs, with baths and health spas in ‘Caldas de Monchique’ (Spring of Monchique). The main production of Monchique is from Eucalyptus, cork oak, oranges, lemons, honey, olive oil, chestnuts, scissor chairs made from chestnut wood, black pork and a variety of sausages including Chouriço of which there is an annual “Enchidos” fair. There are several other small industries producing tourist artifacts that are sold in local shops, and medronho, a local alcoholic drink made from distilled medronho berries (Arbutus).
Address: Travessa da Portela, n.º2, 8550 – 470 Monchique
Tel: 282 910 200
Fax: 282 910 299
Junta de Freguesia
Address: Rua D. Francisco Gomes do Avelar nº8, 8550-458 Monchique
Tel: 282 912 871
Fax: 282 912 992