This edition will lead you across the most stunning belvederes of Center of Portugal, placed at the heart of absolutely incredible natural landscapes. Dazzling views that leave us breathless. Unique spots where we can hear nothing but silence. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Closer to our thoughts.
From the coastline to the inland across diversified landscapes and habitats, inhabited by a profusion of fascinating botanical and animal species. These belvederes are the perfect gateway to a more peaceful place. Where we can truly unplug and enjoy the offline luxury.
Pateira de Fermentelos is known as the enchanted lagoon, located in Águeda, half an hour away Aveiro. It stands out as one of the greatest natural lagoons in the Iberian Peninsula, owner of a deeply rich fauna and flora. Inhabited by more than 150 bird species, this breath-taking lagoon is rich in romantic spots. Ideal for photography lovers!
The Castle of Montemor-o-Velho, 35 minutes away from the charming coastal city of Figueira da Foz, rises majestically upon the endless rice fields of the Mondego River. The Special Protected Zone of Paul do Taipal, located on the plateau of Lower Mondego River is a 233-ha wetland, divided in two different areas: a swampy area and an involving agricultural area. A true sanctuary of fauna and flora to discover!
Opened in 2022, Piornos Belvedere is located at the epicentre of a dazzling landscape of glacial valleys in Serra da Estrela. This 1630 meters-high belvedere is a must-see attraction of the region of Covilhã. The City Hall of Covilhã is currently developing a net of belvederes, strategically placed in the most enchanting spots throughout the territory.Located in the parish of Faia, in Pinhel, near Guarda, the recently opened Faia Belvedere offers an unrivalled view over the Côa River. The perfect spot to enjoy all the speechless splendour of Côa Valley! A place of silence, peace of mind and sheer communion with nature. This is definitely one of the best views over the fascinating Côa Valley, a precious gem of Center of Portugal region!
In Nazaré, the Suberco belvedere is a true icon of this breath-taking coastal city, converted in recent years in an unquestionable surf Mecca! From this popular 110 meter-high viewpoint, located in Sítio quarter, travellers can enjoy a dazzling view over the perfectly aligned white-washed houses, the rock formations that rise out of the sea known as "Pedra do Guilhim", the beaches of Nazaré and Pescaria Mountain. Just like a postcard with a view over the sea and the stars.
The viewpoint of Covas do Monte, in São Pedro do Sul, near Viseu, is located in the picturesque village Covas do Monte. A place where Time stands still with more goats than inhabitants and beautiful slate houses. The way up to this 450 meters-high village is steep, but the view over São Macário Mountain is totally worth it. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
"If you can see, look. If you can look, notice." José Saramago, "Blindness"