The National Park of Bussaco challenges Sintra as the best natural forest in Portugal. The park is easily seen and guaranties very relaxing days, with possible visits to the nearby spas of Luso and Curia.
From the top of the mountain the sights spread for a long distance over the Bairrada region.
Memories of the battle against Napoleon's troops and the forest at your feet compose the scenery.
The park of Bussaco is one of the top attractions in the centre of Portugal.
Very well conceived and maintained, showing a rich selection of exotic plants, it is a relaxing destination to thousands of visitors, and a mandatory visit to those who stay near it, in the thermal stations of Luso or Curia. Its marked trekking circuits are easy and comfortable.
The Palace Hotel of Bussaco has around it a splendid garden which evokes the elegance and luxury of the times of the Portuguese kings. As the area around the hotel is open, one can just have a nice walk amidst these stunning and well-kept gardens, and get lost in the magic of this small gem of a place.