In the interior of the country, there are mountains and villages of granite and schist. By the sea, fishing villages and cosmopolitan beaches with water sports set the pace of the day. And everywhere, centuries old heritage proudly displays the history of the region. Some of these places are so important for humanity that they have been included in the UNESCO list of world heritage.
Serra da Estrela, the highest peak in mainland Portugal, is the star of the mountains, with its endless landscapes and glacial lagoons. The crystal-clear waters that rise from the thermal springs balance the body and soul. And the beaches! River beaches surrounded by forests and coastal beaches open to the Atlantic Ocean, provide certain freshness on hot summer days. Enjoy flavours for every palate to comfort the stomach: cheese and sausages, bouillabaisses and roast suckling pig, honey and convent sweets; and for raising the spirits, you can rely on the excellent wines from the demarcated regions. They are all the product of the people, who are genuinely welcoming in receiving their visitors with the best they have to offer.