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Pinhel (Portuguese pronunciation: [piˈɲɛɫ]) is a municipality in the central subregion of Beira Interior Norte, in Portugal. With a total area of 484.5 square kilometres (187.1 sq mi), its total population was approximately 10,436 inhabitants (based on 2001 census), of which the urban centre of Pinhel was about 3500 residents.
Serra da Marofa is a mountain ridge located in the Guarda district, central Portugal.
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Castelo de Castelo Bom is a castle in Portugal. It is classified as a National Monument.
Castelo de Castelo Mendo is a castle in Portugal. It is classified as a National Monument.
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Miradouro do Cabeço da Neve
The Zêzere (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈzezɨɾɨ]) is a river in Portugal, tributary to the Tagus. It rises in the Serra da Estrela, near the Torre, the highest point of continental Portugal. The Zêzere runs through the town Manteigas, runs through Belmonte, passes south of the city Covilhã and east of the town of Pedrogão Grande. It flows into the Tagus in Constância. It is the second longest river in Portugal (the Mondego is the longest). Its slope allows for the hydroelectric powerplants of Bouçã, Cabril and Castelo de Bode, the last one having a large reservoir.
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Penhas da Saúde (English: Crags of the Health) is a village in the municipality of Covilhã, Portugal. This mountain village sits right in the heart of Serra da Estrela, nestled within the scenic mountain range, at an altitude of 1,500 metres. It is primarily a winter resort.
Torre (English: Tower) is a monument that marks the highest point of Mainland Portugal, and the second most elevated of the Portuguese Republic (only Mount Pico, in the Azores, is higher). 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 (R 339), formerly National Road 339 (N 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. This tower also gives its name to the locality where it is situated, the highest place of that mountain range.
The actual elevation of this area is 1,993 metres (6,637 feet), according to measures realized by the Instituto Geográfico do Exército (a military organization). 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 geodetic mark that shows the highest point in Serra da Estrela (called Torre), 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, 20 km (12 mi) away, and the nearest accommodations are situated in the village of Penhas da Saúde, 10 minutes away.
The isolated tower of Centum Cellas in Colmeal da Torre, municipality of Belmonte
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Aqueduct of Amoreira (São Brás e São Lourenço, Elvas)
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Cabo Espichel (lit. Cape Espichel) is a cape located to the west of Sesimbra, Portugal. Tourists are drawn there due to breathtaking views of its cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean.
The location is famous for the a sanctuary complex (Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel), built extremely close to the edge of the tall cliffs, which includes a church still in use today.
Also famous, are the several dinosaur fossil trackways exposed in some of the now tilted Jurassic strata which form the cape's cliffs. It is said that local superstition interpreted the trackways as the path taken by the Holy Virgin ("Nossa Senhora") when riding a giant mule from the ocean and up the cliffs, which led to the eventual construction of the convent at that location.
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