1 Museu de Grão Vasco, Viseu
Explore the works of one of Portugal’s greatest artists in Viseu’s fine museum.
This beautifully preserved, walled town is the best overnight stop in the Beira Alta tableland.
3 Fortified walls of Almeida
The extraordinary fortifications here are built in the form of a twelve-pointed star.
4 Hiking in the Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela
The mountain town of Manteigas is the best base for serra walks, including the half-day circuit to the Poço do Inferno waterfall.
An unsung treasure of a town, from the picturesque castle to its restored Jewish quarter.
6 Village stay, Sortelha
Stay the night in one of the restored houses in this walled village.
Houses hewn out of granite cling to a boulder-strewn hillside below a formidable castle.
A mysterious ancient village set amid the burned plains of Beira Baixa.