Mata Nacional do Bussaco, Luso

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Set within the walls of a historical monastery complex, Mata Nacional do Bussaco stands as one of the country's top preserved natural areas. Visit the park and explore its 105 hectares (259 acres) of thickets and greenery, comprising nearly 700 plant species. Guided trail tours are available in English, and each offers a varying degree of hiking difficulty, as well as a focus on a certain part of the forest. Stop by the ornate church and little-used royal palace. While the forest is only 2 km (1.2 mi) from nearby Luso, the walk is uphill and extremely steep, so those with mobility issues should avoid going by foot. To visit Mata Nacional do Bussaco and get the most from your holiday in Luso, create itinerary details personal to you using our Luso vacation route planner.
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  • Not far from the University city – Coimbra you must go to Buçaco to see one of the most beautiful world forests. After a walk have a drink or a meal in the charming palace hotel. Enjoy!  more »
  • Great space for walking, contemplating nature and breathe fresh air. I think that the paths might be better treated.
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  • Beautiful! Well preserved! Beautiful forests with a good map so we can decide where to go and what to see. Recommended! It is worth what you pay to enter:)
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  • Certainly one of the most beautiful forest/garden of the country. The Palace is gorgeous (Manuelino style I think) but the walk in the wood is also worth the effort. Don't forget that if you start from the top, all you go down the hill you will have to climb up! There could be better signs to help people find their way easily but looking for your way back is also part of the experience...
  • Sitio lindíssimo. Aconselho a fazerem os percursos pedestres. Valem bem a pena
  • Local espectacular para um passeio desvanecedor
  • “Um refugio natural facilmente acessível com carro.” A Mata Nacional do Buçaco é um refugio natural protegido através da área de preservação natural de Portugal. A área é facilmente acessada através da ótima infraestrutura de estradas de Portugal, lembrando que a maioria das pequenas estradas apresentam o sistema de pedágios (portagens) eletrônicas, neste caso recomendo enfaticamente aos turistas estrangeiros com veículos alugados a contratação dos serviços de “Via Verde” junto a locadora. Para aqueles que estão em Coimbra, em menos de 45min acessa-se o parque na serra do concelho da Mealhada, durante o trajeto é possível observar a vegetação do planalto português e pequenas comunidades.
  • Natureza pura monumentos muito lindos parque de merendas. Lindo e sossegado para um bom passeio em familia