4 Places you have to visit in Serra da Estrela

Published in General in December 2, 2016

Serra da Estrela gets a new light by this time of the year. After the fall of the first snows, the place offers numerous activities from ski, snowboard to more peaceful and relaxing walks. It’s the ideal place for a winter holiday.

With this piece of heaven here next door, you don’t need to fly out of the country. First Rent a Car has the ideal vehicle to enjoy your destination to the fullest. There is much to unravel in this winter paradise! Find out which places you have to visit in Serra da Estrela.

4 Places you have to visit in Serra da Estrela

Cabeça village

The village of Cabeça, located in the middle of the hills, is a picturesque and pleasant place. The shanty houses, the sheep and the breathtaking landscapes will make you feel like you're in a Heidi episode. Get lost in the nooks and crannies of this enchanted village.

Bread Museum

The Bread Museum is an institution where gastronomy, art and sociology come together. Open to the public since 2002, the museum holds a varied sample of objects linked to the heritage of bread in Portugal. A different and unique place to visit during your stay in Serra da Estrela.

Rossim Valley

Once one of the highest pasture sites in Gouveia, the Rossim valley is endowed with an indescribable beauty. Observe the shapes and colors of the landscape that are reflected in the waters of the valley. A mystical place in the winter that becomes the bathers ‘paradise during the summer.


The most popular spot in Serra da Estrela is the Tower. Here you will feel in the clouds or near them, since it is the highest place of continental Portugal. Enjoy making a snowman with family and friends. If you prefer something more hectic you can try the snowboard or ski lane.

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