Accessibility is one of the strengths of our region. Near Portugal's capital, Lisbon, and its port and international airport, and at the same time close to its second major city: Porto. We have links to major motorways and the main axis of regional roads IC2/N1: one of our quarries is situated here and the other is very close, allowing for quick shipment of our products reducing delivery time to international and domestic markets.
The stone is an activity of enormous regional importance and provides employment to many families creating a great synergy. With hundreds of years of tradition and experience in stone quarrying, processing and finishing with the most advanced techniques, equipment and professionals, we have an excellent combination of elements .
Along with the stone industry, subsistence farming, olive and olive oil production, livestock (pig farms, grazing, milk production, among others), textile and leather industries, and services activities are also prominent. The stone industry and livestock generate the greatest competitive factors of the region.
Turistic services are diverse and have developed over the last decade to include attractions such as the Natural Parks of Serra de Aire and Candeeiros which cover a large area where you can enjoy the quiet and relaxation provided by the cottages which coexist with nature. You can go for a simple walk, bike, horse or donkey ride or even join in a speleological guided tour to one of the many caves. For the more adventurous there is the so-called extreme sports such as the downhill (mountain biking), paragliding or rock climbing.
Arch of Memory, Caves of Mira de Aire, Alvados, Santo António and Moeda, Natural Monument Footprints of Dinosaurs. Castles, churches, windmills, old water reservoirs and traditional villages almost all made of stone are common and well restored show pieces of our history. Batalha Monastery, Alcobaça Monastery, Sanctuary of Fátima, are of national reference and very close to our site. Grand monuments where hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of stone from this region were crafted with great mastery of this art by man and nature in harmony.
At the same time we are very near the Atlantic coast with the famous Pinewood forest of Leiria and beautiful beaches, such as the well known and culturally traditional area of Nazaré. Many restaurants and cafés are located in the area with delicious snacks and typical cultural dishes which delight the senses.