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Climate

In this area, districts of Viseu, Guarda and Castelo Branco, Winters are cold and with a tendency to the occurrence of showers, in the interior and in areas closer to Spain. At the highest point of Continental Portugal, Serra da Estrela (1991 m of altitude), there is often snowfall. Summers are hot and dry, reaching very high temperatures in the interior.

Landscape

In Serra da Estrela, you will find a whole variety of landscapes, being highlighted the Serra da EstrelaNature Park and the Glacial Valleys of the Zêzere, Loriga and Unhais da Serra, the Bread Museum of Seia, and the Jewish Museum of Belmonte. Serra da Estrela is synonymous of a diversified gastronomy, standing out the unparalleled Queijo da Serra (Serra da Estrela cheese), a product with Protected Designation of Origin. 

Heritage

In this area, also worthy of note are the Schist Villages and the International Tejo, where you can visit the Geopark Naturtejo da Meseta Meridional, the only one in Portugal recognized by UNESCO, the ichnofossils of Penha Garcia and the Tejo Internacional Nature Park. 

 

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