The archaeological remains, especially from the Neolithic 
and Roman period, allied to the natural conditions that have attracted human occupation from an early age, indicate that this space has been occupied since time immemorial.  During the Christian reconquest period, Soure assumed a role of vital strategic importance. Its castle is, until the conquest of Lisbon, a fortified square, included in the waist of military buildings of the defense of Coimbra. Given its position of connection between the castles and routes that crossed the territories of Coimbra and Montemor-o-Velho, and its proximity to the confluence of the Rivers Anços and Arunca that served as a natural moat.

In terms of geography, the municipality of Soure presents two areas with well differentiated characteristics: the Serrana area, which integrates the sub-region of Sicó, where cheese production continues to be one of the characteristic activities, along with the operation of limestone extraction units and an industrial unit of fruit roasting Dry; and the remaining municipality, more flat, dominated by the alluvial basins of the Anços, Arunca and Pranto rivers, presents a richer soil and a greater proximity to the main communication axes of the region and the country. It therefore presents a higher development index, based on a diversified framework of activities at the sectoral level.


The municipality of Soure is rich in cultural associativism , represented by groups of folklore, theater, philharmonics, schools of music and tunas, sports and social action. The Municipality of Soure has been consolidating an integrated and diversified policy of support to continue to make Soure an increasingly attractive municipality, where everyone can feel at home. 

From the heritage built with historical value, we highlight the Mother Church of Our Lady of Grace, the Chapel of Our Lady of Weeby, the Ovens of Cal, the Quinta do Seminário, the Castle of Soure. The festivals and pilgrimages also have a prominent place in this municipality, and take place throughout the year, to the delight of its visitors and residents.

The gastronomy of Soure is divided between typical dishes of the Serra and the gastronomic pattern of Baixo Mondego, highlighting dishes such as chanfana, crackling and fried eels. In the sweets, the olive oil biscuits and the  loose of Soure are advised, and the sighs.
Source: Soure Town Hall

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useful contacts

Centro de Saúde de Soure
+351 239 646 182
Rua das Escolas
3130-080 Soure
+351 239 506 020
Avenida Doutor João Esteves Simões
3130-241 Soure
Bombeiros Voluntários de Soure
+351 239 506 300
Largo do Município
3130-218 Soure
Turismo de Soure
+351 239 509 190
Adro do Castelo
3130-214 Soure
Câmara Municipal de Soure
+351 239 506 550
Praça da República
3130-218 Soure
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