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  • Writer's pictureCátia Rodrigues

Viewpoints of Serra da Estrela: A Window into Natural Beauty

The majestic Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal, is a breathtaking destination for nature lovers and adventurers. As well as spectacular landscapes, charming villages and stunning trails, the region is also home to a number of viewpoints, which offer unforgettable panoramic views of the mountainous landscape and the unique natural beauty that Serra da Estrela has to offer.

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Serra da Estrela viewpoints

Here are some of the most remarkable viewpoints in the Serra da Estrela:

  • Miradouro da Lagoa Comprida: located near Lagoa Comprida, this viewpoint is the perfect place to contemplate the calm waters of the lagoon and the impressive rock formations that surround it.

  • Miradouro do Cântaro Magro: the trail to the Miradouro do Cântaro Magro is an experience in itself, with fascinating landscapes along the way. Reaching the viewpoint rewards visitors with incredible views of Cântaro Magro, one of the Serra's iconic rock formations.

  • Varanda dos Carqueijais: situated between Covilhã and Penhas da Saúde, very close to the Hotel dos Carqueijais, this viewpoint offers a view over Cova da Beira and the imposing city of Covilhã. A must-see in this region!

  • Miradouro do Covão: here visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking landscape and experience the sensation of joining with the natural environment, in an almost levitation that transcends the conventional observation experience.

  • Piornos Viewpoint: here you can contemplate a unique and inspiring landscape, sculpted by the action of ancient glaciers, where you can see the Nave de Santo António and the vastness of the plateau to the west.

These viewpoints are more than just observation points. They are portals to the soul of Serra da Estrela. They allow visitors to witness the magnificence of nature, from snow-capped peaks and serene lakes to verdant pastures and unique rock formations. What's more, each viewpoint is an invitation to lose yourself in the tranquillity of the natural environment, while enjoying the serenity of the mountains and the authenticity of the local villages.

If you have any questions about the viewpoints and other attractions that the imposing Serra da Estrela has to offer, don't hesitate: talk to us, we'll welcome you to TheVagar, help you map out your route and make the best natural and cultural choices. Immerse yourself now in the beauty and grandeur of this unique region of Portugal!


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