Peneda-Geres National Park, Peneda-Geres National Park

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The Peneda-Gerês National Park, also known simply as Gerês, is the only national park in Portugal . It is located in the Norte region, in the northwest of Portugal, specifically in the districts of Viana do Castelo, Braga, and Vila Real.
The park was created on 8 May 1971 due to its national and international scientific interest, with the aim to protect the soil, water, flora, fauna, and landscape, while preserving its value to the existent human and natural resources. Education and tourism are also goals of the park.
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  • We are senior citizen. I recommend to people over 70 who can not take long walks to ride the car to all interest points. We suggest to drtive through the park to pass to spain this is an amazing...  more »
  • This full-excursion of the national park was the last part of our incredible trip though Portugal. By then, we made our way through many charming small towns, big cities like Lisbon, to vineyards...  more »
  • Highly recommend. Even if you only have few hours , do not miss the opportunity to visit this national park , has allot of variety, beautiful nature. Recommend to go mid week for less crowded time...  more »
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  • Gorgeous natural area, Portugal's own green lung! Days and days and days of beautiful sights, peaceful spots, and all the excitement and activities you may want or need. No matter how many times you came already, there's is something more to see and do. I'd say we need over a decade to really get to know this gorgeous place 😁
  • Just incredible. There's so much to see, we only visited a fraction of the park and were impressed. When you drive your car there, you have to take it slowly - the roads are sometimes extremely narrow. But the park is worth taking your time.
  • Lovely park, nature in its purest form. Many nice places and not all too touristy. Loved it!
  • It is a wonderful place. It is not an easy ride, rather a place to discover step by step. Its cristal water ponds and waterfalls are amazing. It takes time to discover the easy ones, the deep ones, the hidden ones. The best way is camping and google it. Then drive, hike, climb. After 5 years we still discover real gems.
  • What a great experience. Great for hiking, horse back riding or just relaxing. Long drive, but totally worth the nature ride 5*.
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