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.
What to do in Seia
Museu do Brinquedo
Located in the Centre of Seia, the Toy Museum was opened in 2002 and features a collection of about 8000 toys of Portugal and in the world, from past to present. The Museum was born with the intention of valuing a period of life that is critical to the overall development of human beings: the childhood. Is aim of this …
Museu Nacional do Pão
Space Museum opened in 2002, with three storeys and four exhibition halls, where displays the earliest artistic traditions and Portuguese bread. The space is divided in Bread cycle Room, Room of political, Social and religious Bread, Bread art Room and Pedagogical Room. There is also a restaurant where the King is, as expected, the bread. Be sure to visit the …
Estrela Geopark - Centro de Interpretação
Tem como objetivo reconhecer e valorizar o Património Natural e Cultural deste território, bem como salvaguardar a sua identidade. Aqui pode encontrar uma exposição permanente que lhe permitirá conhecer a Serra da Estrela e as suas inúmeras potencialidades articuladas ao seu património e também à sua fauna e flora.
Praia Fluvial da Caniça
Little river beach, calm and pleasant, located in Lapa dos Dinheiros, surrounded by verdant slopes and wild waterfalls. It offers a nice snack-bar with terrace.
Santuário / Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Desterro
This is a Baroque Sanctuary composed by an ensemble of ten chapels distributed by Serra da Estrela slope. They show a simple structure with one only space and with façades with pediments torn by the doorways in straight lintels or …
Poço da Broca
One of the five existing waterfalls in the Loriga and Alvôco brooks, all sharing the same name. A space of great natural beauty, ideal for swimming in the hottest days.
Casa Municipal da Cultura de Seia
Ample space, located in the city centre, consisting of the Cine-Teatro garden, the Congress Hall (Hall of Magnolias), the Municipal Galleries, the Internet space and the youth information Office.
A lagoon with a length of 2500 metres and a width of 130 metres, located in the Estrela Mountain Natural Park, near the Escura, Seca and Redonda lagoons. The mountain scenery stands out for being covered with grass, due to …
Museu Natural da Electricidade
Este museu divide-se em vários espaços que edificam um discurso museológico contínuo com especial enfoque na história do Aproveitamento Hidroeléctrico da Serra da Estrela. Este sistema electroprodutor é composto por 6 centrais hidroelétricas em funcionamento e 2 centrais desativadas, construídas …
Vale Glaciar de Loriga
A valley of great natural beauty, with seven kilometres of green hillsides. It had its origins in a glacier whose tongues of ice dissolved at an altitude of 800 metres. The Loriga Brook also resulted from that very same glacier.
Located at an altitude of 770 metres, on the southeast foothills of the Estrela Mountain, the small town of Loriga was, until 1855, the siege of the parish, with a town hall, a prison and a pillory. Its name comes …
Mata do Desterro
Forest area with about 136 acres, located in the southwest of the Serra da Estrela mountain range, at an altitude between 790 and 1061 meters. Its flora is diverse, predominantly pines-brave, chestnut and birch trees.
Capela de São Pedro
Romanesque chapel, rebuilt in the 16th century on an ancient temple built between the 12th and 13th century. Features a Bell Tower and diagonal buttresses that support a starry dome of coverage. The altar is covered the hispano-Moorish edge tile. …
Igreja da Misericórdia de Seia
Baroque church of longitudinal plant consisting of a nave, a chancel narrower and lower, a sacristy and a Bell Tower adossadas. 16th-century Foundation, was reformed in the XVIII century.
Up to date tourist information about the city's top attractions
Serra da Estrela Cheese Fairs: Keeping the Tradition Alive
The king of Portuguese cheeses is spoken and tasted throughout the year, but it is in the months of February and March …
Rural Tourism to enjoy the snow in Serra da Estrela
In the highest mountainous area of mainland Portugal there are accommodations where intense contact with nature promise…
The Best River Beaches in Central Portugal
From the Serra da Estrela area to the districts of Santarém and Portalegre are beautiful freshwater beaches.
Where to eat in Seia
The dining room of the Hotel Camelo, with rofessional service and high quality cuisine. Well chosen…
Restaurant located in a House typically beirã, all in shale, with a wide and refined dining room. S…
In this House typically runs a regional restaurant beirã, a snack bar and a gift shop. The restaura…
Nice restaurant offering beautiful views of the mountain and a menu full of regional delicacies. Ha…
In the museum that exhibits the traditions, the history and the art of the Portuguese bread functio…
Typical restaurant, located on the ground floor of a Villa, serving good traditional dishes of the …
Where to sleep in Seia
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…
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…
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…
Almeida's county is located in Beira interior, in an area called Planalto das Mesas. This location, on a bleak plateau, caused it to be an area covet…
Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Vila Nova de Foz Coa integrates in the demarcated Douro region, a fertile valley on the shores of the rivers Douro and Coa. This privileged location …
Housed in a mountain area, with units arriving to hit 985 m, municipality of Trancoso enjoys a climate of altitude, with hot summers and harsh winter…
The municipality of Meda has an approximate area of 296 km2 and encompasses 16 parishes, with a population of around 8 000 inhabitants. Because it is…