Things to do
Places to stay
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Puralã - Wool Valley Hotel & Spa
Puralã Wool Valley Hotel & Spa is located in the city of Covilhã, in Serra da Estrela, 3 hours drive away from Lisbon and Porto Airports. It’s a boutique and lifestyle hotel that pays tribute to the memory of the wool textile industry and the identity of Covilhã, being wool the leitmotif of the hotel’s entire décor.
WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art Festival
The small town of Covilhã at the foothill of Serra da Estrela is the epicentre of the street art scene in Center of Portugal. WOOL is also the name of the first festival for street art in the Centro de Portugal, which has been held annually since 2011 with the help of many local volunteers.
Carpinteira pedestrian bridge
The city of Covilhã has beautiful ancient streets that will lead you to amazing places! But you will also find surprising spots like design ward-winning pedestrian bridge designed by prestigious Portuguese architect Carrilho da Graça.
Covilhã was one of the most thriving wool-producing cities in Portugal with a deeply rich industrial heritage. The typical pastry of Covilhã is a living testimony of the industrial past of this city, much appreciated among locals.
Quinta da Pellada
“What we currently do is to respect the vineyards and to accept the wines that are born there, regardless of their characteristics”. This is the motto of Álvaro Castro and his daughter Maria Castro while producing outstanding wines at the heart of Dão wine region.
Refeitro da Baixa
Housed in the building of an ancient ceramics factory dating back to 1824, the restaurant Refeitro da Baixa is a true must of Coimbra. Specialised in Mediterranean flavours, this unique spot offers a challenging gastronomic experience!
Biological Park of Lousã Mountain
The Biological Park of Lousã Mountain, only 25 minutes away from Coimbra and nearby the Schist Villages, is a unique zoo that privileges national fauna and flora, exhibiting rare Portuguese species in a protected environment, as close to their natural habitat as possible. These species are either domestic or wild, some of them already extinct in national territory, such as bears, moufflons and lynxes.