Almeida

It is one of the 12 Historic Villages of Portugal, largely due to the importance it assumed in the past and the extensive architectural heritage it preserves. The municipality is located close to Spain and includes the Vilar Formoso village, the main land border in the country. It is very visited by tourists, both national and Spanish, and one of the most visited places is its enigmatic Praça-Forte, the scene of many historical battles and various recreations throughout the year. Some call it the “Estrela do Interior” due to its location and also because it has a 12-pointed star surrounding its walls. Castelo Mendo, once the county seat, is another Historic Village located in its territory. In gastronomy, dishes such as "coelho à caçador" (rabbit) or hare rice stand out.

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O Revelim
O Revelim

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Trancoso

Trancoso


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Mêda

Mêda


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Gouveia

Gouveia


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Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo


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