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Guarda is a city in Beira Interior Norte, Portugal.

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The train station is served by Linhas da Beira Alta. There are trains to Lisbon via Coimbra 3-5 times a day and to Oporto via Viseu. Schedules are available online at the Portuguese railway company's website [4]. The overnight train from Irun (France) to Lisbon stops at Guarda around 6.00am.

The train station is located about 2 miles from the city centre. There is a local bus running from the main bus station (top of the mountain) to the modern train station (one-way ticket EUR 0.95).

By bus[edit]

There are buses from Spain (Madrid, Salamanca) to Oporto which stop in Guarda. A one-way ticket from Salamanca to Guarda costs about EUR 25. The bus station is in the centre of town, near the top of the mountain. It is connected by a local bus line to the train station.

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The principal road connecting Guarda to the rest of Portugal and to Spain is the A25 [Aveiro-Vilar Formoso).

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  • Se da Guarda Cathedral;Tower castle

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Ski Serra da Estrela(winter)

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  • Pousada de Almeida - Senhora das Neves, Charming Hotel, 6350-112 Almeida, +351-271 574 283/271 574 290 (, fax: +351-271 574 320), [1].  edit

This charming hotel reveals, in spite of its modern atmosphere and spacious rooms, the historical and cultural grandiosity of the village of Almeida, now a classified National Heritage.

  • Pousada de Vila Pouca da Beira - Convento do Desagravo, Historic Luxury Hotel, Calçada do Convento 3400-758 Vila Pouca da Beira, +351-238 670 080 (, fax: +351-238 670 081), [2].  edit

Pousada de Vila Pouca da Beira opened in August 2002 as a historic luxury hotel, offering very high standard accommodation in superb surroundings.

  • Pousada de Manteigas - São Lourenço, Nature Hotel, Estrada Nacional 232 Penhas Douradas / Santa Maria 6260-200 Manteigas, +351-275 980 050 (, fax: +351-275 982 453), [3].  edit

Entirely built with stone of the region, the Pousada de Manteigas, is located on the top of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, enjoys a magnificent view over the river Zêzere Valley.


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