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Guarda is a city in Beira Alta, a region of Central Portugal.

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By train[edit]

The train station is served by Linhas da Beira Alta. There are trains to Lisbon via Coimbra 3-5 times a day and to Oporto via Viseu. Schedules are available online at the Portuguese railway company's website [1]. The overnight train from Irun (France) to Lisbon stops at Guarda around 6.00am.

The train station is located about 2 miles from the city centre. There is a local bus running from the main bus station (top of the mountain) to the modern train station (one-way ticket EUR 0.95).

By bus[edit]

There are buses from Spain (Madrid, Salamanca) to Oporto which stop in Guarda. A one-way ticket from Salamanca to Guarda costs about EUR 25. The bus station is in the centre of town, near the top of the mountain. It is connected by a local bus line to the train station.

By car[edit]

The principal road connecting Guarda to the rest of Portugal and to Spain is the A25 [Aveiro-Vilar Formoso).

Get around[edit]


  • Se da Guarda Cathedral
  • Tower castle


Ski Serra da Estrela


Tapestry; ceramics





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