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
Praia Fluvial de Loriga
River Beach located in a place where are still visible traces left by the glacier which opened the Valley of Loriga. It is located on the shore of the ship, also known as Ribeira das plots of land.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Parque Cénico da Cascata do Poço da Broca
A Cascata do Poço da Broca é uma queda de água de grande beleza, localizada na ribeira de Alvôco. Em redor, forma-se uma aprazível praia fluvial.
Lapa dos Dinheiros
A village with rather typical rural houses, where stones are used on the walls. The mother church and the chapel of Our Lady of Amparo stand out. A special note to the famous "queijo da serra" (Estrela mountain cheese).
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.
Located on a plain above the Alva river, Sabugueiro is the highest village in Portugal (an altitude of 1050 metres). It started from the shacks of sheperds that used the mountain's pastures for their sheep and their goats. The engraving …
Kartódromo Serra da Estrela
This space offers clues to go-karts, a disco bar and an area for sports. A great space for leisure, suitable for all ages.
Praia Fluvial da Caniça / Lapa dos Dinheiros
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.
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 Santarém and Portalegre districts there 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…
Typical restaurant, located on the ground floor of a Villa, serving good traditional dishes of the …
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…
Restaurant located in a House typically beirã, all in shale, with a wide and refined dining room. S…
Rustic and cosy House serving typical dishes, especially lamb and roast lamb.
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…
Aguiar da Beira
Aguiar da Beira is part of the District of Guarda and part of the demarcated region of the Dão wines. Located 40 kilometers away from Viseu, this Cou…
Fornos de Algodres
Discover the charms, the hospitality of its approximately 1700 inhabitants and, of course, the Queijo da Serra of this village at the foot of Serra d…
Celorico da Beira
Located in Serra da Estrela mountain massif, the village of Celorico da Beira is divided into two markedly distinct zones: the Serra, with a part int…
Guarda is known as the city of the five F's: strong, rich, cold, faithful and beautiful (forte, farta, fria, fiel e formosa). It is the highest Portu…