Alto do Malhão: Stupa and Mosteiro de Mú

Buddhist monument and meditation centre Mosteiro de Mú in the Serra de Caldeirão (Serra de Mú)

Alto do Malhão is an elevation of 537m in the Serra north of Loulé. From there you have a marvellous view to the surounding mountains until the neighbouring Alentejo. The Mosteiro de Mú, a small Buddhist centre of meditation and recreation, is situated on the highest elevation adjacent to an old white wind mill. You can hear the colourful flags fluttering in the wind already from afar. Below the centre a Stupa has been erected in 2008, an impressive Buddhist monument of rose granite symbolizing the enlightened being. Walking around it clockwise in a good and positive spirit is said to have healing and beneficial effects.

The elevation Alto do Malhão is also a popular destination for cyclists. in 2016 it was the finish of the The "Volta ao Algarve", the most important cycling event in Portugal.


STUPA – Associação para a Paz no Mundo
Rua Conde de Almoster nº 106 12ºD


Phone: +351-217 785 408


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