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21.11.2022 • 04.12.2022
The highest city in Portugal, Guarda is inhabited by century-old buildings, outstanding historical landmarks and brilliant testimonies of a glorious History.
48 hours in Guarda
The highest city in Portugal, Guarda is inhabited by century-old buildings, outstanding historical landmarks and brilliant testimonies of a glorious History. A noble city made of granite and warm-hearted hospitality, embraced by the dazzling natural landscape of Serra da Estrela.
Sleeping in Guarda
The mountain city of Guarda welcomes its visitors with comfortable modern hotels and cosy guest-houses or local accommodations. Excellent options at the heart of Portugal's higehst city!
Cheese, codfish & wine
The gastronomy of Guarda is famous for its strong flavours, the so-called "comfort food", so typical of the inland regions of Portugal. The inhabitants of Guarda are especially fond of codfish, Serra da Estrela Cheese, delicious soups and exquisite wines of Beira Interior wine region! Honest food at the heart of this authentic city!
The enchanting inland city of Guarda has a strong identity made of granite stone and a rock-solid historical heritage. The imposing Cathedral of Guarda stands out as the greatest icon of the city, a living testimony of the transforming force of Time. Authentic places with character.
In 2023 the Municipality of Guarda celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Eduardo Lourenço, a prestigious Portuguese thinker, essayist, philosopher and literary critic.
Beautifully placed at the heart of Serra da Estrela Natural Park and UNESCO Estrela Geopark, Mondego Walkways are a brand new natural attraction of the region of Guarda. They represent a major investment in nature tourism, as well as a great asset of the whole territory.
Cobertor de papa
The wool blanket "cobertor de papa" is a truly unique masterpiece of Portuguese handicraft. Manufactured in the tiny village of Maçainhas, in the surroundings of Guarda, this cosy blanket has been warming up generations for centuries!