Region Serra da Estrela

 

Serra da Estrela (star mountains)

Serra da Estrela (star mountains). These mountains can be reached from different directions such as Covilhã, Guarda, Seia and Gouveia. There is road to the top (tower) that is 1993 m high and that is the highest peak on the Portuguese continent.

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Historic villages

The 12 historic villages are: Almeida, Castelo Mendo, Castelo Novo (village), Castelo Rodrigo (village), Idanha-a-Velha, Linhares da Beira, Marialva, Monsanto, Piódão, Sortelha, Belmonte (seat of the province) and Trancoso (city).

We have worked out three autoroutes to the villages Piódão, Linhares and Sortelha.

Lakes and reservoirs:

In the Serra da Estrela nature park there are some lakes and reservoirs. To name a few, the Vale de Rossim, Lagoa Comprida, the Covão do Curral lagoon and the Covão do Forno lagoon.

 

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Glacier valley

The glacier valley is the largest glacier in Europe with a length of 13 km from the central massif to the village of Manteigas. Here flows the river Zêzere.

 

Covão d'Ametade

Covão d'Ametade is a beautiful picnic park to rest and enjoy nature with a unique forest. The river Zêzere flows through Cova d'Ametade.

 
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`Good from hell`

Poço do Inferno is one of the most beautiful waterfalls of 10 meters that we can find in the natural park of Serra da Estrela.

Covão dos Conchos

Covões dos Conchos is a tunnel built in the 50s, through this tunnel there will be water in the Lagoa Comprida. The tunnel is 1519 meters long.

To get there you have to take a walk of 4 km. from lagoa Comprida.

 
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It is located next to the N232 on the left side road that connects Gouveia with Penhas Douradas.

 

Covão da Ponte

Covão da Ponte is located in the municipality of Manteigas (10 km above Manteigas), Here flows the river Mondego in the initial phase. There is a beautiful picknick place .