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Torre, Serra da Estrela
(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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
  • Climb the mountain is beautiful, with very beautiful landscapes, place to take lots of photos, and enjoy the butterflies.
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  • It's a very nice ride. The best part is to climb the mountain by the winding road which gives access to the Tower, especially on days with clear weather.
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  • I've been at different times of the year, but in winter this place has its peculiar attractions like a good soup or a hot tea in the restaurant of the tower and snow for fun. Is a location a very disputed and sometimes a lot of people gets in the way. You should be aware of the blizzards that cross the roads.
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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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  • Sendo um local turístico deveria ser um pouco mais conservado, dando um aspecto melhor no enquadrando em conjunto com a belíssima paisagem natural.