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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • There was snow, breathtaking landscape. It wasn't too cold, was what did Sun landscape be prettier. Nice shops with a lot of variety of cheeses and hams.
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  • A very nice landscape, there are almost always many people making dolls and playing with sleds and snow.
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  • With a lot of snow, but with rain and fog, not impressive, but taking into account the good access is must-see when visiting the area.
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  • Excellent view and great opportunity to be in contact with nature!
  • O ponto mais alto de Portugal continental! Grande vista!
  • The enclave more top of serra da estrela as soon you upload you stay anodadado with its peculiar shape beautiful views also have restaurant
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  • Passagens maravilhosas
  • Sendo um local turístico deveria ser um pouco mais conservado, dando um aspecto melhor no enquadrando em conjunto com a belíssima paisagem natural.