The Largo José Cavaco Vieira, in front of the Casa do Povo (People's House), is the heart of the village, where the fairs and markets take place, where the local people meet and where outsiders are welcomed. The Igreja Matriz and the Escola Profissional Cândido Guerreiro are just a stone's throw away.
Take a short walk through the beautiful streets of Alte, passing by the Chapel of S. Luís, up to the Fountains Small and Large, where you can enjoy the beauty and freshness of the Ribeira de Alte valley and the sound of running waters. Along the way you will appreciate the details of the traditional architecture. Follow the course of the Ribeira, passing by the old mills of Levada and Ponte, the ruins of the mills of Abóbada, Tio Guerrilha, Queda do Vigário and finally the mills of Pisão and Ti Victor. On the way back to the village, visit Casa Memória d'Alte - Pólo Museológico do Esparto and Posto de Turismo Municipal, where you can find some handicrafts and local products and learn a little more about Alte and its parish. In the same building you will also find a Ceramics workshop, where you can admire the production of ceramics and handmade tiles. Head then to the Horta das Artes - Centro de Artes e Culturas, where you can get to know the ongoing activities or see an art exhibition. In the village you can find, besides several handicraft stores, shoemakers, pottery and tile artisans, lace and embroidery, cakes and regional sweets.
It is also worth mentioning that in the hills of the parish there are those who still work the esparto, palm and tabua, as well as producers of honey and water - honey, sausages of medronho brandy and fresh cheese of goat among others.
The road to Rocha dos Soídos offers a breathtaking landscape, overlooking the sea on the southern horizon.
In Sarnadas, a village of creative people, you can find storytellers, musicians, painters, craftsmen working with esparto, palm and pita, producers of honey and brandy and even... a healer.