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

Castelo Branco

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22,62,5

Belmonte

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42,55,3

Penamacor

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4,8,0

Pedrógão Pequeno

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3,9,0

Vila Velha de Ródão

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1,6,0

Porto

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0,0,71

Idanha-a-Nova

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4,12,0

Castelo Novo

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8,11,0

Alpedrinha

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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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    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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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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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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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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Pedrógão Pequeno

  • Cabril Dam

    Pedrógão Pequeno Things to Do

    dyingSurrounded by some of the best landscapes of Portugal, this dam (that I only visited once) is a quiet place for nautic activities, and a good destination for a calm, cheap and healthy brake in each day stress, in one of the most preserved areas of Portugal.

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  • Sort of...

    Pedrógão Pequeno Sports & Outdoors

    How do I classify this?The calm waters in Cabril dam don't allow any kind of rafting, but when you spend a morning building a raft and use it to cross the lagoon in a very funny trip, what else could I call it?I don't know if the experience is available to public in general, but we had it there, and it was a very amusing time in the dam.

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Vila Velha de Ródão

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    by veigapaula Written Jun 13, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Had a very quick and cheap codfish dish which turned out to be bad...as my digestion of a 2pm lunch ended at 10pm...no dinner and burping all day long...bad service as well as employees are students and don't know (have not learned) how to work in a restaurant...

    Favorite Dish: Mineral water...

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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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Castelo Novo

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  • Pelourinho (Pillory)

    Castelo Novo Things to Do

    Located on the square in front of the %town hall, it's been said that it is one of the most curious pelourinhos of the district, due to its decoration, especially the snake heads sculpted on iron.Symbol of the rights and duties of the population, here was where the lighter punishments were applied, the death penalty use to take place on a stone...

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  • Town Hall and D. João V Fountain

    Castelo Novo Things to Do

    This building was the Town Hall in the 1500s when the village was a municipality. Probably built during the 13th century during the reign of D. Dinis.On the first floor was the jail and on the floor above the Town Hall. Today it's used has a gallery.The fountain is built on the façade of the town hall. It dates from the 18th century, all made of...

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  • Torre de Menagem (Dungeon)

    Castelo Novo Things to Do

    This tower was part of the defensive complex of Castelo Novo. When it's defensive use was no longer needed, it started to be used as Torre Sineira, with the same bells that, in medieval times, used to give the alert to the population that was working on the fields nearby. These bells still work today.

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