The perfect scenery to enjoy relaxed days in contact with nature. Here you can find the highest point in Portugal, with 1993 meters and beautiful, unique and memorable landscapes.
In addition to its main points of attraction, the Serra da Estrela is the ideal place to practice open-air activities and tasting local cuisine! Get to know our suggestions:
This region has to offer many attractions, from the typical gastronomy, breathtaking landscapes, monuments and museums to its rich and varied fauna and flora.
Highest point in mainland Portugal, at 1993 meters high. Here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a magnificent landscape and the famous sheets of snow during the winter months.
On your way to the Tower of Serra da Estrela, you’ll find a beautiful sculpture, in the rock, date back to 1946 and dedicated to Our Lady of Good Star, the patron saint of shepherds.
Europe's largest glacier valley, reaching the extension of 13km. Here the numerous waterfalls gush from the slopes, it’s possible to see animals and pastors’ homes which merge in the green mountain landscape.
Where several species of trout are created, in the Manteigas region, in order to take advantage of the crystal and white waters that erupt from the mountain range.
Considered one of the landmarks of Serra da Estrela, is a water fall with about 10 meters, originating in Ribeira de Leandres in Penhas Douradas.
Beautiful mountain village situated about 1500 meters of altitude. It offers a breathtaking landscape with the arrival of winter and frequent snowfalls.
For its fantastic natural beauty with mountain unevenness, there are plenty of things you can do here:
The Nature Park is great for hiking, horseback riding or biking. Already existing km of marked trails, with varying levels of difficulty!
Snowboarding, sledding, or motoski, are some of the many activity options that you can enjoy during the winter, when the mountain is covered in snow!
There are numerous river beaches and at excellent conditions.
Kayak, scuba diving or a simple seagull ride, rivers originating in the surrounding area provide ideal conditions for the practice of these sports.
Fly over the mountainous landscape of the Sierra. You can also make your flight baptism, in the region there schools prepared for this purpose.
Here you will have opportunity to observe several species that are rare in the rest of the Portuguese territory.
This region has a rich cuisine! Cheeses, hams, meats, bread, wine, fruit… you’ll want to taste everything!
With a unique flavor, it is one of Portugal’s oldest cheeses and one of the most famous cheeses in the world. It is part of the 7 gastronomic wonders of Portugal.
Unique flavor, characteristic of the region. It 's made from rye flour and baked in a wood oven.
This dish is made based on trout, milk, butter, parsley, flour, salt and pepper.
Pork leg, after salt the meat over several months, it's covered with a paste based on olive oil and paprika.
Look for wines from the demarcated regions of 'Dão' and 'Beira Interior'.
It's a delicate olive oil with acidity less than or equal to 2%, and higher quality, being one of the products of Portuguese origin with Designation of Protected Origin.
Has, in general, a strong aroma, persistent, thick with a soft palate as rosemary honey.
Produced essentially in Fundão, are heavily known for their quality.
At the surrounding region of ‘Serra da Estrela’ you’ll find unique places! Get to know our suggestions:
City of the students! Known for its unique beauty, the history, the oldest university in the Country and the Fado!
World Heritage Site. It's the jewel of the crown of the Centre of Portugal. Medieval city and with a profound historical significance.
A World Heritage site, with one of the most fantastic landscapes spectacularly transformed by Man.
City of a unique character, full of history and culture combined with the hospitality of its people and magnificent landscapes!
City with great religious significance. Attracts thousands of visitors for its unique and special energy.
Visit the most fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal: Tomar and Coimbra
Visit the 'Serra da Estrela' and enjoy the wonderful sights this region has to offer.