Covilha Parque Hotel
Av Frei Heitor Pinto, Covilha, 6201-909, Portugal
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Serre da Estrela National Park
You Are in the Mountains Now!
Poco do Inferno Parking Lot
I am writing a piece set in Portugal and I would be grateful for any help. In 1994 when we visited Covilha, there was a very loud siren near the railway station that went off about twice a day. Does this still happen, and why? Diolch yn fawr/thank you very much!!!
Re: Covilha Siren?
That sirens are usually to sign the beginning and the end of work in factories I’m not sure if it still there.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. We spent quite a lot of time in Lisbon and it remains my favourite city, even better than the one I was born in, San Francisco. I hope someday to introduce my new boyfriend to the delights of Lisboa - obrigada.
Re: Covilha Siren?
The MCB answer is correct, but the siren whistle not only for the begin and end of the working day in the factory but also in the beginning and at the end of lunch time. The Fire department also use this kind of siren to call all volunteers in case of emergency. This happen not only at Covilha, it happens all over the country.
Travel Tips for Covilhã
Covilha is located HERE
This map shows the location of Covilha, about 2/3 of the way up along the Spanish border, starting from the south. On this day we took in the Serra da Estrela mountains just to the west of Covilha after we had had an amazing tour of the boulder-strewn village of 'Monsanto' and while we were enroute between our pre-booked accommodations in Castelo Branco and our next stop in 'Guarda'.
Visit the small towns near...
Visit the small towns near Covilha like OURONDO,CASEGAS and PAUL!!!
It's great to see these small towns and how they live!! Plus it's relaxing to stay here than the cities! I went to Serra da Estrela which is the highest mountain in Portugal and it's so nice their. But I will tell you now, please wear a jacket even if you go in the summer. It is very cold their.
On this beautiful mountain region, several routes were lined in order to guide visitors. Covilhã is part of 2 of those routes:
. Portuguese Discoveries route: an important Portuguese sailor was born in Covilhã, actually seems as he is named after the city since his name is Pêro da Covilhã. He was the first European explorer of the Indian, Arab and African coasts; he kind of “prepared” Vasco da Gama famous achievement: the sea route to India.
. Old Jewish Villages route: a long time ago, Covilhã used to have a significant Jewish community living in same neighbourhood. Only remains visible of this neighbourhood, which used to have beautiful houses, are 2 windows of Manueline style, a typical Portuguese style from the Discoveries epoch.
Covilhã is located is the interior of mainland Portugal, on a mountainous area. It is situated in the Castelo Branco district. Covilhã is about 270km from Lisbon and from there till the border with Spain it’s only 85km.
Azulejos are traditional Portuguese tiles. Azulejos are hand painted tiles and can be found in blue and white shades or coloured, depending on theme, epoch and place. In Covilhã we found some nice examples of this typical Portuguese arts craft, both in churches and private houses. The azulejos depicted on this photo allude to the wool manufacture, traditionally a most important economic activity in the city.
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