Torre in Serra da Estrela - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panoramic shot from the Serra da Estrela, Portugal's highest point in its mainland. This location used to be a NATO radar site in the cold war.
Torre in Serra da Estrela - FURTHER INFORMATION
Torre in Serra da Estrela - Guarda visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Torre in Serra da Estrela' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Beira Interior.
In winter this is a popular ski resort and has a cable-car ski-lift, restaurant and shops. The main resort is based around Loriga town. In summer, these pastures are home to the dairy cattle from whose milk is made the famous Serra da Estrela Cheese. The summit of Torre is 1993 meters high, 6540 ft, and is marked with a monument.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Covilhã is 20Km south on N339 road, Seia is northwest.