The small town of Belmonte is located on a hill, on the east slope of the Estrela Mountain, by the Cova da Beira and the Zêzere River. The romanesque church of Saint Tiago and the castle stand out in its urban medieval set, as well as the Tower "Centum Cellas", of the 1st to 4th centuries AD, built by the romans, and several vestiges of menhirs and castros (a celtic village). The local Jewish community, that still keeps to the old habits, is an interesting feature. The new church has the image that Pedro Álvares Cabral may have taken on his discovery journey to Brazil.


Vila Histórica de Belmonte


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The residence of the Bishops of Guarda, the Casa da Torre (Tower House), with a stronghold and a farm, plays an important role in the medieval history architec…


A rural village of the Beira region, with granite houses covered by tiles.

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