Torre, Serra da Estrela

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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  • In the second highest place of the country of portugal the views are breath taking. At the top there is a small Portuguese shop with local products and extremely attentive and kind sellers perfect for...  more »
  • Pretty landscape from the tower. Every year I do an alte to taste regional products. The prices are correct. You can snack on the spot and eat there. In the summer you can make the hike. In winter you have the possibility to ski and you have fun with your family.
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  • The place is wonderful thoughtful people, even though it is all a bit forgotten, the buildings of the shops are a bit degraded. The snow makes one of the most beautiful place to visit, with no snow in sight is also fantastic.
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