Things to see and do - Belmonte
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Belmonte Travel guide
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Perched at a height of 600m, on the spine of a mound near the Serra da Estrela, Belmonte is distinguished from afar by the square keep of its old fortified castle. It is the birthplace of the famous navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral who discovered Brazil in 1500. His statue stands in the street that bears his name. The pantheon of the Cabral family is located in a chapel, on the castle hill.
Tourist attractions Belmonte : Things to see and do
Largo do Brasil
This church, built prior to the castle and remodelled in the 16C, has some interesting Romanesque elements, including a baptismal font, frescoes on the altar and older frescoes on the right wall. Inside the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Piedade, built i..
These majestic ruins were part of a large Roman villa from the 1C situated near the Merida way in Braga, which was connected with the Pewter industry. This square mass, made of blocks of pink granite with exposed joins, seems to encompass three level..
Largo do Brasil
Opposite the castle, this 15C chapel was the built on the wishes of the mother of Pedro Alvares Cabral.
Serra da Esperança P - 6250-000 Belmonte
Set in the medieval Monastery of Nossa Senhora da Esperança, this charming boutique hotel features a restaurant serving traditional dishes from the Castelo Branco district. It is located on the slopes of Esperança Mountains. The elegant restaurant o..
Ginjal P - 6250-076 Belmonte
Located between the cities of Covilhã and Guard, Hotel Belsol offers picturesque views of the Zêzere Valley and the Serra da Estrela Mountains. It features an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. The air-conditioned rooms at Belsol are equipped..
Largo de S. Sebastião P - 6250-086 Belmonte
Set in Belmonte, 400 metres from Belmonte Calvário Chapel, Belmonte Sinai Hotel boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. There is a 24-hour front desk at ..