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Serra da Estrela

Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela, Serra da Estrela, Portugal
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Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela, Serra da Estrela, Portugal
+351 275 314 727
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow...lots of curvy and sometimes narrow roads!Very scenic with lots of rock formations as,well.Its a tough ride in the winter as we encountered rain, snow and dog within an hour on our way to Manteigas.Very interesting and a part of Portugal that is still very...More

Thank Daphnenero
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful in the summer, Great in the winter - fantastic if you get snow ! Perfect for kids And adults

Thank HRJQ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed with my wife in Manteigas for resting a couple of days. The way from manteigas to the Tower must be one of the most beautiful views in Portugal. We also went in the morning, and in this time of the year there are not...More

1  Thank makakito
Reviewed 7 October 2017

thats a huge park that you drive up until you arrive torre the highest point in portugal 1800 meter.the view is facenating and you can see all portugal .there are many dams on the way and the summer is dry

Thank Nadav M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Unless you wish to freeze to death. Wore flip-flops when I went there and almost had a little toe amputated! Loved it anyway.

Thank pimpaladru
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We drove in our rental car to the highest point in Portugal (1,993 meters). The roads are good even if narrow in parts with sharp bends but the other drivers were courteous and helpful. There are safe stopping points for viewing the scenery on the...More

Thank golouis99
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

If you like to get in touch with nature, just drive up to the very top. Along the way, you can take nice pictures. I drove from one side (Covilhã) and exited to the other side (Seia). At the very top, you will be able...More

Thank Jose S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Drove up from the Manteigas side, the panoramic views and rock formation were spectacular ! As one would expect the road is narrow in several spots but people were very careful alternating based on priority and it worked perfectly . There are plenty if lookout...More

Thank Lino T
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The Serra da Estrela mountains offer incredible views and glorious flowering beauty. There are a number of roads - you can do a round trip and just enjoy the natural beauty. The roads can be very narrow in places so don't be in a rush.

Thank Judelle D
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We went there just after winter ended, so there was still some ice left which made for an amazing view. Try to get there or leave via the Zerere valley, it's also really amazing and unique.

Thank qgiants
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Rima D
8 December 2017|
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Response from makakito | Reviewed this property |
There is not enough snow for skiing. There were a few snow patches yesterday overrun with kids. However the views from Manteigas to the Tower are beautiful. Nonetheless, 1 day could be done to visit, but would require you to... More
Sarah C
26 December 2016|
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Response from Big-G66 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know about Public Transport as I was on an organised bus tour but I do know that there are walking trails throughout the National Park and the summit can be reached on foot by road and cable car.
Elena S
Hi, I read your very nice review of the Serra da Estrela Park. My friends and I are going to Portugal for two weeks in mid-September. I make all the arrangements and choose the places and activities as my friend and I have similar interests and they trust me with the choices. After reading the Lonely Planet guidebook and TripAdvisor reviews, I have decided to spend 6 nights in Manteigas because of its central location to the entire area. We like to explore the local villages and do lots of hiking. My question - does this area worth the 6 days? Also, we are visiting friends in Nazare and spending 4 days exploring the coast. After the Serra Park we are driving back to Lisbon for 3 days. I can change the schedule if I find something worth while. Portugal isn an amazingly beautiful country. Please advise. Thank you, Elena
8 September 2016|
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Response from Paulo L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elena, I think 6 days in Manteigas is a little too much, nevertheless, it is an amazing place to stay and if you are hiking you need more time to explore. Maybe 3 to 4 days should be a good compromise. Still in Serra da... More