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By Air

Airports nearest to Guardaa are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre.

Covilha Hel Airport (distanced approximately 34 km)
Covilha Airport (distanced approximately 35 km)
Viseu Airport (distanced approximately 57 km)
Monfortinho Airport (distanced approximately 70 km)
Alijo Airport (distanced approximately 90 km)

By Train

Guarda pass with the following railway lines: Beira Alta Line - Figueira da Foz - Guarda - Vilar Formoso (via Pampilhosa), The Beira Baixa Line - Junction - Guarda (via Castelo Branco).After the abandonment of the project the Portuguese TGV due to global economic crisis, the Portuguese government in 2011 announced the upgrading of the border line high for European gauge to allow the movement of goods at high speed from the ports of northern Portugal to the center of Europe.

By Road

The County is served by a good road network: A25 (motorway) - Enables the city to Spain and Aveiro, A23 (motorway) - Enables the city to the south (Torres Novas) inside the country.It is also the main connection to Lisbon, with confluence on A1 (motorway).IP2 (Main Itinerary) - Enables the city to the north (Braganca) inside the country, and the section is to Trancoso-profile motorway (four copies).IP5 - At the opening of the A25, was disqualified from the national road network.Still used to connect to some bordering fregusias.

Key places to visit
Cathedral of Guarda, Castro's Jarmelo, Cabeco of Fraguas, Serra da Estrela, Vodafone Ski Resort


Places to Visit

Cathedral of Guarda

was built following the request of D. Sancho I to Pope Innocent III to transfer the diocese of Egitania for the new city of Guarda.The original construction of the Romanesque style, nothing remains.We, however, found that some traces show a simple building.It would be built by D. Sancho II a second cathedral, located on the site where the current of Mercy Church, completed in the fourteenth century, but later destroyed when the reform fernandina the walls, because it is outside them.The history of the cathedral was an important period in its conservation, the turn of the nineteenth century: in 1898 it fell to the architect Rosendo Carvalheira the restoration of the building, running here one of the most important restoration projects revivalist and it is a remarkable state of preservation the cathedral.

Castro's Jarmelo

The Castro's Jarmelo is an ancient fortified town situated at an elevation of the plateau of the Guarda, instead of the ancient village of Jarmelo.Its human occupation spread over several periods: Iron Age, Roman and Medieval Christian.This is a castro walled with several lines of walls (still with at least two traces).Access to the site is made by a Roman road which runs along one of the doors of the village.There is also a grave dug in the rock near the Church of Santa Maria.It is classified by IGESPAR as a Public Interest since 1953.

Cabeco of Fraguas

It is an archaeological site of great importance, referring to an ancient place of worship of deities dated Lusitania century. V BC.On top of the mound is an archaeological site that proves the existence of some buildings Lusitania possibly intended for worship.The same idea is substantiate the existence of a unique language Lusitanian inscriptions written in Latin characters.It is believed that the bollard may be the site of death Viriato and its possible funeral in the form of cremation pyre.May therefore be the equivalent in other cultures burial tomb.Access is only possible on foot and with some difficulty, since it takes almost an hour to climb the steep hill at the northern flank (the most favorable for the ascent).

Serra da Estrela

is the name given to the mountain and the mountain where they meet the highest altitudes of mainland Portugal, the second highest mountain in Portugal (only Mount Pico in the Azores, surpasses it).It is part of the wider range called the Central System, the subsystem designated as mountainous system Montejunto-Star, which develops in the direction northeast-southwest from the mount Montejunto and his father is the ridge- Pico Almanzor.The Serra da Estrela is an area of landscape integrated into the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela which after its formation in July 16, 1976 was established as the largest protected area on Portuguese soil.Beyond the snow, the extraordinary flora and fauna, the traveler is also drawn to the topography of colossal proportions and the rich human, cultural, historical and gastronomic region.

Vodafone Ski Resort

The Vodafone Ski Resort is a ski resort located in the Serra da Estrela, in the municipality of Seia, Guarda District, Portugal.This small resort skiing is located in the Serra da Estrela, near the Tower, the highest point of continental Portugal, located in the city of Seia, inside the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela and the parish of Loriga, at an altitude of approximately 2000 meters at the highest.The nearest urban area is the resort town of Covilha, distant about 20 km, and living quarters are located closer to the town of Penhas Health, about 10 minutes away.Covered by a blanket of snow from December to April, aided also by producing artificial snow cannons, the ski resort has facilities for the practice of winter sports and modern chairlifts.You can rent equipment for the practice of skiing and snowboarding at this site.Since 2005, the company British telecom Vodafone has sponsored a ski resort and has also been responsible for improvements in it.

Right Time to Visit

December - February
July - August


December - February -> 12(°C) - Winter
July - August -> 20(°C) - Summer


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