Pinhel is a city and a municipality of almost 10,000 people (2011) in central Portugal, known as the "Cidade Falcão" for its castle near the Côa river valley.
Pinhel (/piˈɲɛl/, pee-NYEHL) municipality has 9,627 residents (2011), with about 3,500 in the city proper.
- 1 Posto de Turismo, Praça Sacadura Cabral, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Tu–Su 10:00–12:00 & 14:00–18:00.
- Chief roadway: A25 from Vilar Formoso to Aveiro.
During spring the almond (amendoeiras) trees blossom, especially around the town of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.
- 1 Castle of Pinhel (Castelo de Pinhel). It has been listed as a Monumento Nacional National monument since 1950. It sits on a hill (overlooking the Côa river and Marofa mountain), and is one of the more important castles along the Côa river Valley.
Feira das Tradições (Traditions Fair) in February every year; thousands visit it.
- 1 Entre Portas, Largo Ministro Duarte Pacheco 13, ☏ , email@example.com. Tu–Su 12:00–15:00 & 19:00–22:00, closed M. €8-25.
- 2 Restaurante Primus, Estrada de Vascoveiro, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. M 12:00–16:00, Tu–F 12:00–22:00, Sa Su 12:00–23:00. €12-20.
The Wines of Pinhel are well known.
- 1 Casas do Juízo, Rua de São Lourenço, Vale do Côa, Juízo, ☏ , email@example.com. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 11:00. Three-star rural complex of 8 houses with swimming pool, concierge, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €63-99.
Next visit Almeida and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, also Castelo Rodrigo.