Belmonte

This village is located in the heart of Beira Interior and, due to its importance in the past and the architectural heritage it preserves, it is one of the 12 Historical Villages of Portugal. And there are a lot of reasons that make it worth a visit to this land that emerged, at 620 meters of altitude, at the highest point of a mountain and where Pedro Álvares Cabral, navigator who discovered Brazil, was born. It has one of the few Jewish communities that remain active in the country and the Jewish Museum is precisely one of the most visited spots, along with the Castle and the Discoveries Museum. The cuisine joins its amazing heritage, and it is highly appreciated, with goat and lamb dishes being among the most typical, along with desserts such as cinnamon cake or rice pudding.

What to do in Belmonte

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Historical Villages: 12 Treasures to Discover in Portugal

Located in the countryside, these villages preserve a vast and very rich historical and patrimonial legacy. There are c…

Blessed Rest: Sleeping in Old Convents

Sleeping in old convents is a unique experience, ideal for those looking to retemper energies. Come and discover these …

Where to eat in Belmonte

Where to sleep in Belmonte

Pousada Convento de Belmonte
Pousada Convento de Belmonte

Historic inn

Inn built on the ruins of the old convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança, classified in 1986 as Property in the public interest. Located on the hillside of Serr…

Kazas do SeRado
Kazas do SeRado

Inaugurado em 2015, este é um pequeno espaço, com apenas três quartos, mas que ganha muito com o prazer que tem em divulgar o que de melhor se faz e pode ver n…

Near Belmonte

Oleiros

Oleiros


Oleiros integrates the Centro region and covers the area of serras de Alvelos, Muradal and Lontreira, in addition to meet the Zêzere river and other …

Vila de Rei

Vila de Rei


Vila de Rei municipality is a small village in the District of Castelo Branco and is composed of only three parishes. The various traces found by the…

Vila Velha de Ródão

Vila Velha de Ródão


Vila Velha de Ródão lies in the South of the District of Castelo Branco, between the Tagus River and the Ocresa River, its tributary, the Serra do Pe…

Proença-a-Nova

Proença-a-Nova


The municipality of Proença-a-Nova belongs to the District of Portalegre and marks the transition between the Beiras and Alentejo. Still part of the …