Once in Carvalhal Benfeito
From Bem feito to Benfeito
The legend says that D. Gastão, a noble in the middle age, was punished being sent to a oak forest (carvalhal). It should be fair, because the people said “bem feito” (well done), and thus, with the grammatical evolution, the area got the name of Carvalhal Benfeito.
Nowadays, it is a small village with less than 2000 dwellers, cultivating hospitality and traditional gastronomy, with a small rural hotel that I never visited (Quinta Japonesa) but without any known restaurant, which means that, to know it, you must follow the best way – make friends.
Follow our friends
Only two things could, eventually, make me go to the sympathetic village of Carvalhal Benfeito – dancing or a friend’s marriage.
Well, when the wedding of a dancing friend happened there, merging both reasons made inevitable the visit.
However, the party happened far away, so I only had chance to see the church and the surrounding area: simple as expected.
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