Seia

Seia is situated on the western slope of the Serra da Estrela mountain range, covering a large part of this important Sierra. It is known for hosting the highest point of continental Portugal, the Tower, with 1993 meters above sea level. It is also the second highest point of the country, staying just short of the Mountain of Pico in the Azores. One of the biggest attractions of Seia is the Vodafone ski resort, the only natural ski resort in the country. One pole of the pivot with several infrastructures that calls, every winter, tens of tourists to the tower. There are several hotels and offices prepared and suited for lovers of winter sports, as well as good restaurastes to offer regional products and souvenir shops with handcrafted products. In addition to the undeniable importance of tourism in the region, shed is also the industry connected to the famous serra cheese that in some parishes, is still handmade comes. Also be sure to try other specialties of the region, such as roast lamb, marinated trout, chestnuts pestled in order with rice, pork rinds, pork sausage and ricotta cheese.

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Chão do Rio
Chão do Rio

The Fifth Floor of the river is located in the Nice village of Travancinha, in the vicinity of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, just 12 kilometres from the c…

Villa Travancinha
Villa Travancinha

Susana e Ricardo andavam a passear pela serra quando encontraram um antigo chalé de montanha à venda. Sempre pensaram sair de Lisboa, mas tinham o Alentejo com…

Casas do Soito
Casas do Soito

Em pleno Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela, as Casas do Soito situam-se no alto de uma típica aldeia de montanha, a Lapa dos Dinheiros. Os seus apartamentos c…

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