Stall in Lagoa Comprida: Adapted market
This time the mountain was closed due to a recent snowfall, and Lagoa Comprida was the highest point that we could reach. We used the time browsing the local stall and noticed that, in a tight space, they have everything to make us feel... comfortable, from leather jackets, caps or gloves, to the excellent local cheese or a strong hot drink.
Maybe many crafts are made in China, but this is the appropriate place to make customers appreciate them.
- Skiing and Boarding
- National/State Park
In Serra da Estrela you can find several traditional shops, where you can buy
high-quality sheepskin goods and the famous Queijo da Serra - local ewe's-milk cheese.
My photo was taken in Sabugueiro, the highest village on the mountain Serra da Estrela. You can see the products I was talking about.
Several: Cheese and Leather Products
What to buy: If you are looking for some traditional products to buy as souvenir to take home, I would recommend both the cheese (Queijo da Serra) and leather products. The cheese is creamy and very tasty, although its flavour is very soft. Leather products are also typical from this area, both treated leather or that leather that looks like natural and still has the sheep’s wool inside.