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Beira Alta

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Beira Alta

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Beira Alta is a traditional region of central Portugal.The chief cities/district capitals are Guarda & Viseu.

Main Cities[edit]

Other Historic Cities[edit]

Other destinations:Towns/Villages[edit]

Manteigas, Almeida, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Vouzela,Celorico da Beira, Nelas, Penalva do Castelo, Castelo Bom,Castelo Melhor, Loriga, Sernache, Penedono.


Mostly rural,except for Guarda & Viseu. Beautiful mountains (Serra da Estrela, Caramulo, Marofa). Tranquil rivers of (Mondego, Coa, Vouga, Paiva, Dao), gorgeous meadows,pinewood forrest and castles along Terras de Riba-Coa (Pinhel, Almeida, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo(catle and almond trees) and Sabugal area).



Get in[edit]

Train from Vilar Formoso- Guarda-Pampilhosa-Coimbra. Motorway A25 (Viseu-Aveiro-Guarda).

Get around[edit]


See[edit][add listing]

Cathedral and museums in Viseu: Museu Gao Vasco.

  • Guarda(Se/cathedral), castle of Pinhel & Sabugal Castle.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • São Pedro do Sul(spa/town)/Vouga valley.
  • Parque arqueologico do vale do Coa rupestre - pre historic art
  • Ski/Snow during winter in Estrela Mountain, Loriga, Seia, Torre.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Queijo da Serra(hard cheese).

Drink[edit][add listing]

Wines(if of legal age/& not driving)Dao & Pinhel.

Stay safe[edit]

considered one of the safest in Portugal.

Get out[edit]

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