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Beira Alta is a traditional region of central Portugal.The chief cities/district capitals are Guarda & Viseu.

Main Cities

  • Viseu
  • Guarda

Other Historic Cities

  • Pinhel
  • Seia
  • Sabugal
  • Gouveia
  • Trancoso
  • Meda
  • Mangualde
  • Tondela
  • Santa Comba Dao
  • Sao Pedro do Sul
  • Oliveira do Hospital

Other destinations:Towns/Villages

Manteigas, Almeida, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Vouzela,Celorico da Beira, Nelas, Penalva do Castelo, Castelo Bom,Castelo Melhor, Loriga, Sernache, Penedono.

Understand

Mostly rural,except for Guarda & Viseu. Beautiful mountains (Serra da Estrela, Caramulo, Marofa). Tranquil rivers of (Mondego, Coa, Vouga, Paiva, Dao), gorgeous meadows,pinewood forrest and castles along Terras de Riba-Coa (Pinhel, Almeida, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo(catle and almond trees) and Sabugal area).

Talk

Portuguese

Get in

Train from Vilar Formoso- Guarda-Pampilhosa-Coimbra. Motorway A25 (Viseu-Aveiro-Guarda).

Get around

car,train,bus.

See

Cathedral and museums in Viseu: Museu Gao Vasco.

  • Guarda(Se/cathedral), castle of Pinhel & Sabugal Castle.

Do

  • São Pedro do Sul(spa/town)/Vouga valley.
  • Parque arqueologico do vale do Coa rupestre - pre historic art
  • Ski/Snow during winter in Estrela Mountain, Loriga, Seia, Torre.

Eat

Queijo da Serra(hard cheese).

Drink

Wines(if of legal age/& not driving)Dao & Pinhel.

Stay safe

considered one of the safest in Portugal.

Get out

  • Coimbra
  • Aveiro
  • Porto
  • Douro
  • Lamego (historic city,near Douro river, Monsanto, in Beira Baixa, Salamanca, Spain

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