Distrito de Castelo Branco Travel Guide

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Covilhã

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64,126,13

Monsanto

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65,142,0

Belmonte

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42,55,3

Castelo Branco

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22,62,5

Idanha-a-Nova

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4,12,0

Penamacor

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4,8,0

Porto

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0,0,70

Madeira

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1,4,42

Covilhã

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  • The highest mountain

    Covilhã Things to Do

    The Natural Park of Estrela starts right next to Covilhã and has within the highest peak in Continental Portugal often filled in snow during winter.The rough and mountainous setting dotted with small lagoons offers places of rare beauty.

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  • H2otel

    Covilhã Hotels

    Av. das Termas, Unhais da Serra, Covilha, 6215-674, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Overlook

    Covilhã Things to Do

    In the road EN 339 that climbs from Covilhã to the top of Estrela Mountain, next to the Varanda dos Carquejais hotel there is a nice overlook giving an impressive panorama of the plains down below.

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Monsanto

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  • The Village

    Monsanto Things to Do

    I don't know if it really is "the most Portuguese village of Portugal" as it is widely advertised. It leaves the sensation of a dead village, but I must admit that villages are dying in Portugal, so even that is "very Portuguese". Its visit is interesting, and even if you don't dare the hard climbing to the castle, the visit of only the village...

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  • The Castle

    Monsanto Things to Do

    If you feel in good condition you may accept the challenge of climbing to the castle. It has nothing particularly relevant, but it obliges to walk along all the village, and reaching the top, it rewards you with some awesome sights. Someone said that Monsanto is the most Portuguese village of Portugal. I don't know if it's true, but tradition is...

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  • Arch Sebastião

    Monsanto Things to Do

    http://www.turismoserradaestrela.pt/index.php/en/a-regiao/concelhos/sabugalIntegrated with "Espírito Santo" chapel, one of the doors got the chapel's name, also called, I don't know why, St. Sebastian arch. The chapel is from the 16th century, but the arch must be older, probably already with the saint's name.

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Belmonte

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  • Castle

    Belmonte Things to Do

    Home town of Pedro Alvares Cabral, the discoverer of Brazil, this modest small city still keeps signs of the family. The castle is from the 13th century, with some Manueline details.

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  • Hotel Belsol

    Belmonte Hotels

    Quinta do rio, estrada No 18, Belmonte, 6250-076, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • St Anthony and Calvary chapels

    Belmonte Things to Do

    Close to the castle there are two small chapels - St Anthony, very old, maybe from the 11th or 12th century. The other one, Calvary chapel, also very modest comes from the 19 century.

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Castelo Branco

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  • Castle

    Castelo Branco Things to Do

    Castelo Branco means "white castle" but the name seems to come from Roman time. the remains atop the hill are from a castle built in the 13Th century by the Templar. Severely damaged by the wars, it still houses a classified church and a few tombs.

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  • Hotel Tryp Colina Do Castelo

    Castelo Branco Hotels

    Three stars, but better than most four stars hotels in Portugal.

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  • THEY DID NOT ISSUE AN INVOICE!!!!

    Castelo Branco Restaurants

    I recently went to this restaurant with a group of friends (with kids). As we were nearly 50 people, we called and book the tables and chose the menu previously. We also agreed in the price per person over the phone. After making the payment, we asked for the invoice (as per normal) and to our surprise the lady said that she would not issue the...

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Idanha-a-Nova

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  • Monsanto

    Idanha-a-Nova Things to Do

    Monsanto is a lovely village perched in a mountain. The houses made of local stones, the small streets, the beautiful flowers everywhere. In the top and in a quite a hike you can get to the castle. Imponent and strong getting there shows how difficult it should be to conquer it. There is a walking tour around the mountain with impressive views...

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  • Good food not so good service

    Idanha-a-Nova Restaurants

    There aren't a lot of options around Idanha to eat and around town you can see signs talking about a certain Helana, a pizzeria.You finally get to a narrow street where inside an old granite house you can find the restaurant, the place is dark and the windows covered in cloths to even further reduce the light inside.The food was good and is done by...

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  • Manor Houses

    Idanha-a-Nova Things to Do

    The city of Idanha a Nova is filled with old manor houses not all of them in the best state of conservation.- Solar of Marquis of Graciosa, from XV century a symbol of the feudal power.- Cunhas House - XVII century;- XV century houses from São Pedro Street;- Corso House - XVIII century- Casa Pignatelli - Trigueiros de Aragão House - XVIII century.

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Penamacor

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  • Meimoa

    Penamacor Things to Do

    Meimoa is a nice little town. The main highlight might be the river beach with a bar and a soccer field. There is also a beautiful medieval bridge built over an old roman one. Meimoa must have been important during roman times but now there are no longer any monuments remaining from those times. The name of the village can be of Muslim origin...

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  • Pelourinho

    Penamacor Things to Do

    Pelourinho is one of the symbol of power of a city hall it was used to administer the justice, by punishing the criminals and reading sentences. This one dates to the XVI century and is done of granite.

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  • Misericórdia Church

    Penamacor Things to Do

    Built in the XVI century it has a wonderful manueline entrance. It is in this church bell that every death in the city is announced. The city was part of an institution “Misericórdia” built to help the poor and sick.

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Madeira

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  • Toboggan Ride

    Madeira Tourist Traps

    The toboggan ride in Funchal is a must do. Sliding down the hill in a wicker basket at the mercy of your 2 'drivers'. You have traffic on the roads & a busy crossing to negotiate!! My wife when first seeing the run from the queue at the top was very apprehensive but when we reached the bottom, she asked to go on again. When you reach the bottom...

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  • Madeira Regency Cliff Hotel Funchal

    Madeira Hotels

    Travessa Quinta Calaca 6, Funchal, Madeira, 9000-108, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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