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Torre, Serra da Estrela

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Torre is the highest point of Mainland Portugal, and the second most elevated of the Portuguese Republic . This point is not a distinctive mountain summit, but rather the highest point in a mountain range. Torre has an unusual feature of being a summit that is accessible by paved road, the Regional Road 339, formerly National Road 339 .It is located in a mountain range named Serra da Estrela, on the border between the municipalities of Seia, District of Guarda and Covilhã, District of Castelo Branco.The actual elevation of this area is 1,993 metres, according to measures realized by the Instituto Geográfico do Exército . Right in the highest point of the mountain range, situated in the middle of a roundabout, near a road that connects the cities of Seia and Covilhã, a trig point that shows the highest point in Serra da Estrela was built.Near Torre, there are a restaurant, stores with typical products of this region, like the Serra da Estrela cheese, and a ski center called Vodafone Ski Resort, situated in the municipality of Seia. However, the nearest urban area of this place is the city of Covilhã, 20km away, and the nearest accommodations are situated in the village of Penhas da Saúde, 10 minutes away.
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  • The restaurant is not very inviting and it is very expensive, not advise acquisitions has people very excited that explain the differences of the typical food of the region as the cheeses
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  • Visit the Middle Tower and April with temperatures that invited to go to the beach and have a pleasant surprise to see a lot of snow can still be considered very lucky.
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  • It's nice to be at the highest of Serra da Estrela. It has lots of places to slide on the snow, I think there's snow here all year-round. People skying and doing snow sports, it's beautiful. Has a mar...  more »