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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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  • A inconico and pleasant place to visit with very beautiful areas imposed by nature. Negative, the careless aspect of the plates, torres, existing structures on site. As a tourist spot and one of the points of reference of portugal, should be a more well taken care of.
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  • First family adventure with snow, rain and cold together is a misery, but the kids like it.
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  • Planning the trip to the top of the Serra da Estrela. To make the most with the family of this fine program (in winter), take full set for snow, namely, pants, jackets and shoes. You can't miss the sled! Now it's fun to the Max and register with a beautiful pictures!
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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.