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Parque Natural de Montesinho

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Parque Natural de Montesinho

We would like to explore this Parque and the area around it. Any suggestions of place/villages to stay? Thanks

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1. Re: Parque Natural de Montesinho

The most obvious is Bragança, then it depends on how many days and what exactly you want to do.

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2. Re: Parque Natural de Montesinho

You could stay in the village Vinhais, there are two hotels. And if you like, also check out http://www.montesinho.com/

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3. Re: Parque Natural de Montesinho

Probably 3 nights in the area. Was hoping to stay within the park. Thanks and will check out your suggestions.

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4. Re: Parque Natural de Montesinho

Here you have a list of accomodations, most in small villages within the park (the site is only in portuguese)http://www.montesinhovivo.pt/site/alojamento.php

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5. Re: Parque Natural de Montesinho

There are quite a few fantastic lodging opportunities within the park. Look in the internet for "turismo rural montesinho" and you will hit many options. You can find good options here (www.montesinhovivo.pt/site/alojamento.php) and here (www.amontesinho.pt/…).

Bragança and Vinhais are the largest towns from where you may find most services and shopping you may need. They also have interesting historical centers to visit (the castle and Domus in Bragança and the cidadela in Vinhais), and host the Natural park headquarters and visiting centers. But you'll find plenty of hidden gems in small villages within the park. One of the most interesting is the village of Dine, where you can visit a cave formerly occupied by early humans, a very small museum with the artecfacts collected in it, a set of ancient community "cal" ovens, and other archealogical sites. Nearby is Moimenta, also worth a visit with its set of water mills and hosting a great restaurant. There are quite a few medieval and Roman bridges over the rivers in the park, and the best way to visit them is walking along one of the marked hiking trails. You may get information on these here (only in Portuguese: http://www.icnf.pt/portal/turnatur/visit-ap/pn/pnm).

Hope this helps

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6. Re: Parque Natural de Montesinho

Thanks, I will try to make my way thru the Portugese sites. Do you think anyone speaks English at the accommodations?

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7. Re: Parque Natural de Montesinho

Yes, the most probable is that someone will speak some english.

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