Malcata Mountain Nature Reserve - RNSM (16,348 ha) is based on a succession of rounded rocks of shale that we lost in Spain through the Serra da Gata, furrowed by small water lines that are hidden to the look.
Figueira is a shale village, flat and easy to walk around. Its centre hides the community oven in its tangle of alleys. In its surroundings, agricultural land populated by olive trees gives rise to the "green gold" that was once the wealth of the village.
From the birthplace of D. Jorge da Costa (Cardinal of Alpedrinha) - the man who (it is said) won the Pope's approval for the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494), which divided the riches of the globe between the Portuguese and the Castilians - one could not expect anything else: the people from Alpedrinha knew how to choose a special place for themselves.