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Beira Alta is a historic province of the Central region of Portugal. The chief cities/district capitals are Guarda and Viseu.


Map of Beira Alta

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Mostly rural, except for Guarda & Viseu. Beautiful mountains (Serra da Estrela, Caramulo, Marofa). Tranquil rivers of (Mondego, Coa, Vouga, Paiva, Dao), gorgeous meadows, pinewood forest and castles along Terras de Riba-Coa (Pinhel, Almeida, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo (cattle and almond trees) and Sabugal area).

Get in[edit]

Train from Vilar Formoso- Guarda-Pampilhosa-Coimbra. Motorway A25 (Viseu-Aveiro-Guarda).

Get around[edit]


Cathedral and museums in Viseu: Museu Gao Vasco.

  • Guarda(Se/cathedral), castle of Pinhel & Sabugal Castle.


  • São Pedro do Sul(spa/town)/Vouga valley.
  • Parque arqueologico do vale do Coa rupestre - pre historic art
  • Ski/Snow during winter in Estrela Mountain, Loriga, Seia, Torre.


Queijo da Serra(hard cheese).


Wines, Dao & Pinhel.

Stay safe[edit]

Considered one of the safest in Portugal.

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