Nestled into the western side of the Mondego Valley, this quiet town of parks and gardens is a popular base from which to explore the Serra da Estrela. A region of truly breathtaking natural beauty, the natural park covers approximately 1,011 square km (390 square miles) and is home to the highest mountain in the country, called the Torre.
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