Covilhã is a wonderful city in the interior region of Portugal. It’s a gateway to mainland Portugal highest point – Serra da Estrela. Its history, monuments, museums and modern energy make this city a must see!
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Covilhã’s history filled past and modern energy result in plenty of places to visit. Check it here:
A modern place where you can follow a historic and gastronomic path regarding the traditional and famous Serra da Estrela cheese.
Founded in 1641. It belongs to the Santa Casa da Misericórdia, an important charity foundation in Portugal.
An essential visit in Covilhã that promotes the history and very important role that the textiles had in Portugal and in the city.
It goes back to the 16th century and it’s mostly known for the admirable tiles that cover the church’s façade.
Enjoy what Covilhã has to offer you! Know what to do in this city:
Covilhã’s largest green area. Drop by the restaurant and bars as well as the water area and take a dip or hop on a boat.
Inaugurated in 2009. An imposing and iconic construction of the city that you have to visit.
Built in 1908. It’s the perfect place to end the afternoon, have a nice talk, read a book and admire nature.
Inaugurated in 2009, this modern and transparent elevator allows you to overcome the steep hill and observe Covilhã’s beautiful scenery.
Covilhã’s gastronomy has plenty of dishes to choose from. Know some of the dishes you should taste:
The ‘Cova da Beira’ wine industry is quite ancient and admired for the wine’s quality. Make sure to try the red or white wines.
An iconic product in Portugal and in the region. Taste the magnificent ‘Queijo da Serra’, a result of the important pasturing activities in the region.
Make sure to try the delicious regional drinks like ‘ginjinha’, strawberry tree liqueur, pear liqueur and ‘Jeropiga’.
Although parsnip has existed for centuries, nowadays it isn’t very common. It prospers in cold climates and it’s popularly served as a starter.
A corn based regional sweet, very popular in Covilhã.
A typical dish in this region, very famous and popular. It's a common dish during festivities.
Covilhã has a privileged location and there are several other places you should visit in this region. Get to know them:
With its stunning valleys and mountains in summer, embellished by the river beaches as well as in winter, covered with snow.
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City of a unique character, full of history and culture combined with the hospitality of its people and magnificent landscapes!
Capital of Spain and a cosmopolitan city! It's energetic, full of life, bustling and relaxed!
City of the students! Known for its unique beauty, the history, the oldest university in the Country and the Fado!
Visit the 'Serra da Estrela' and enjoy the wonderful sights this region has to offer.
Visit the Central Portugal region and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Serra da Estrela has to offer.