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Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela, Serra da Estrela, Portugal
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank louc15
Reviewed 21 October 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom D
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 5 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Noel M
Reviewed 12 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig M
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Vanda M
Reviewed 17 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Wunderlustxy
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

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank Anna-KaisaS
Reviewed 9 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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
27 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