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Torre, Serra da Estrela
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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.Put Torre into our Serra da Estrela holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Vale bem a pena a subida à torre fora da época da neve, a paisagem na subida e na própria torre é fantástica.It is well worth the climb to the Tower out of the snow season, the landscape on the way up and the tower itself is fantastic.show original
A voir, tres beau, et n'hésitez pas à gouter les produits regionaux et les liqueurs regionales, et marche le long des villages ou barrages avoisinant..See, very beautiful, and don't hesitate to taste regional products and regional liquors, and walk along the villages or nearby dams...show original
Tijdens de zomermaanden heb je hier weliswaar een mooi uitzicht maar de gebouwen, het restaurant en de winkels hebben een troosteloze uitstraling. Misschien dat het in de winter met sneeuw beter is ma... read more »During the summer months you have here a beautiful view but the buildings, the restaurant and shops have a desolate appearance. Maybe the in the winter with snow is better but when we visited it was better that it was closed.show original
Ivan LageThe enclave more top of serra da estrela as soon you upload you stay anodadado with its peculiar shape beautiful views also have restaurantshow original
Sendo um local turístico deveria ser um pouco mais conservado, dando um aspecto melhor no enquadrando em conjunto com a belíssima paisagem natural.
O ponto mais alto de Portugal continental :)
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