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Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela, Serra da Estrela, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We arrived in Seia by bus from Coimbra with two kids aged 6 & 7 late on a Sunday afternoon. We engaged three taxi in the four days we were here but the standout star was Germano Costa ( 926411022) taxigermancosta@gmail.com. We contracted him to...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

If you plan to hike at Serra da Estrela it is better to get accomondation at Mandegas. All marked paths are around Mandegas or they start from there. At the village there is Turist information Office where you can get advice and a map of...More

5  Thank Anna-Kaisa S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful gem for lunch or dinner in the Colombo. We had the daily specials of meats and fresh fish. Wonderful paired with local vino. Very reasonable prices.

Thank louc15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The national park is very large and in places very beautiful. Unfortunately in many places the woodlands have been destroyed by forest fires. You travel on partly very winding roads and the landscape changes from woodland to barren rock. From burnt down forests to dense...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went here twice today. The first time it was very foggy and you could not see the towers too well. However, it was atmospheric and I really enjoyed that mountain top experience. We returned when it was clearer and I was surprised to see...More

Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 4 October 2018

great views either trek bike or drive!! stunning views great swims in the lakes, even use the ski iift in summer for a chilled ride in the warm breeze. well worth a visit

Thank Noel M
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The Serra da Estrela Natural Park covers an area around 880 square kilometres (88,000 hectares), so is one of the largest natural parks in Portugal. A park of that size requires multiple visits to begin to understand the scope of what it contains. There is...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visit with your love, your family, your friends... always fun and beautiful to play in the snow or swim in the lakes

Thank Vanda M
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Just the road on the way up worth the trip. We went all around from Sea to Torre (1993m) to Manteigas and back to Seia with a stop on top and a swim at the biggest dam.

Thank P_Caron
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We stopped at this centre before heading up the mountains and it was great. All their exhibition is in Portugese, but we got our private guide and he was so passionate about what he does, it was inspiring and very interesting. We talked to the...More

Thank Erykahh
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

If you plan to hike at Serra da Estrela it is better to get accomondation at Mandegas. All marked paths are around Mandegas or they start from there. At the village there is Turist information Office where you can get advice and a map of...More

5  Thank Anna-Kaisa S
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is a place to take your time and enjoy. These are the highest mountains in Portugal and a really lovely national park with incredible views and an amazing hydro dam at the top.

Thank cmbreuer2016
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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.
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