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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mountain
“There is a ski slope on top, which is popular during the winter, and several shops. We recommend visiting the scenic village of Manteigas for hiking. Enquire in Tourist Information (open 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm) for recommended walking trails. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Mountain
“The largest nature park of Portugal, with a unique flora and fauna, hiking trails, highest mountain of 2000 meters, in winter small ski-station”
  • 18 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Ideal para percorrer o caminho dos foseis, escaladas, vistas maravilhosas, piscina natural e Barragem. Ideal to run over old and antigue fossils, climbs, beautiful views, natural river/dam swimming pool. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Campground
“Heart of Serra da Estrela at an altitude of 1437 meters is the largest glacier valley in Europe, the Rossim Valley. It is inserted in the Biogenetic Reserve of Serra da Estrela Natural Park. It has a unique beauty worth valuing and protecting, thus having enormous scientific and environmental value. This lagoon now formed before the dam was built did not exist. It is a place of extreme beauty where you can enjoy to do some leisure activities. The rappel, slide, canoeing, hiking and quad biking allow a greater discovery of the place. It is ideal for spending the day with family or friends having a bar with music, Wi-Fi and SPA.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This place is breath taking! It’s magical during any seasons. The entire side of the mountain is covered in juniper bushes and has stunning lake views! In the winter you can avail of a ski station. Just the perfect place to visit!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Ponto mais alta de Portugal Continental. 1980m de altitude. Higest point of Portugal.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“A aldeia mais portuguesa de Portugal, nunca invadida. The most portuguese village of Portugal as never occupied.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Arquitectura vernacular da região, antiga Egitânia-cidade romana com toda a carga histórica e patrimonial de relevo para a arquitectura e tipologia urbana da região. também de interesse o Artesanato e o comércio local.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“Praia fluvial de Loriga lugar natural com águas cristalinas situada na garganta de Loriga!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“For a little bit of serenity head to the nearby river village of Dornes. Recently elected as one of the '7 Wonders of Portugal' this beautiful little village even has historic roots in the Knights Templar.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Poço do Inferno (meaning Hell’s Well in Portugeuse), is a 10 metre high waterfall near Manteigas and hours drive from Rainbow Lodge. Situated on the Leandres stream at around 1100 meters altitude is a wonderful place to visit in the summer due to the forests biodiversity and shade during the hotter months. During the winter, the waterfall freezes presenting unique photographic moments.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Se vier com mais tempo, será interessante passar um dia/meio dia na Aldeia do Piódão, rede aldeias de xisto (a cerca de 1h de Valezim). If you come with more time, it will be interesting to spend a day / half day in Aldeia do Piódão, a beautifull shale village (about 1 hour from Valezim)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature
“Conhecido pelo vídeo que se tornou viral, não perca esta caminhada de dificuldade simples (2h30 ida e volta, 10km) começa na lagoa comprida. Known for the video that became viral, do not miss this simple difficulty hike (2h30 roundtrip, 10km) starts at the long lagoon.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful place to visit with amazing view. I suggest you bring lunch with you and just use the existing facilities to eat (there's tables and chairs, as well as BYOB - bring your own barbecue :)).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Nature
“Ten to fifteen minutes walk from the village of Pardieiros, in the protected Serra do Açor, you will find a series of waterfalls of 19m height hidden in the quiet of the forest. The water in the natural pools is cold and clear. A spot perfect for an afternoon picnic in the shade of the green olive, plum and some very old chestnut trees. Swimming is recommended only for the brave, and on days 35 C. Not recommended for infants or people with limited mobility. The way to the waterfall is not very long, but you can only do it on foot.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Estância de ski. www.skiserradaestrela.com Aberto no Inverno das 10 h as 16 h. Convém confirmar as condições meteorológicas e acessos à Serra da Estrela. Ski . Please check the road acess and the weather conditions.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Good traditional Portuguese cuisine. The tapas served at the beginning of the meal showcase the best of Portuguese cuisine. Helpful service. The restaurant has lovely views across Serta. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“For some hearty and traditional Portuguese cuisine at a good price you can enjoy Lunch or Dinner at this charming little restaurant.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For a slightly more refined experience of traditional Portuguese food you can enjoy a delicious dinner at the Sabores do Pinhal in Sertã.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“For nice quality traditional Portuguese cuisine and some beautiful views head here.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local romântico! Perfeito para um jantar a dois! Junto ao Poço da Broca. A Perfect place for a romantic dinner! Next to Broca's Well.”
  • 1 local recommends
Portuguese Restaurant
“ Amazing restaurant with traditional food that will just wow everyone coming with you. Really small place so you should call ahead and book a table. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Santa Amaro is just a few minutes drive from Casa Lerryn. Food and service is good. Their house wine is excellent and affordable. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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