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Portugal , Guarda, Beira, Beira Alta - Castelo Mendo village square
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Guarda : Michelin's recommendations


Situated at a height of 1,000m Guarda is the highest town in Portugal. Its name "guardian" recalls its role as the main fortified place in the province of Beira Alta, near Spain. Surrounded by medieval citadels and fortresses spread along the border, the town has developed over the last few years. The modern districts encircle the medieval town centre marked out by the remains of the old fortifications.

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Tourist attractions Guarda : Things to see and do

  • Interesting

    Praça Luis P - 6301 Guarda

    Started in 1390 in the Gothic style, this cathedral was not finished until in 1540. This granite building is crowned with pinnacles and trefoil which confer a certain ressemblance to Batalha Monastery. There is an admirable Renaissance retable, built..

  • Regional museum

    R. Alves Rocadas P - 6301 Guarda

    This museum is set up in the former Episcopal palace, at the bottom of the ramparts. This palace has preserved its Renaissance cloister from the 17C. On display are regional collections of archaeology, painting and sculpture.

  • Houses anciennes

    Praça Luis de Camões P - 6301 Guarda

    As you walk through the town, in the Luis de Camões square, and on the Largo da Sé and streets Francisco de Passos and Dom Miguel de Alarcão (no 25) you will notice numerous houses decorated with family coats of arms, from the 16 and 18C. In the squa..

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Hotels Guarda

  • Hotel Santos

    Rua Tenente Valadim, nº 14 P - 6300-764 Guarda

    Located in the historical centre of Guarda, this hotel is 150 metres from the city’s cathedral. The green areas of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park are a 10-minute drive from the Hotel Santos. All rooms come with a cable TV and a private bathroom w..

  • Hotel Vanguarda Congress & Family

    Av. Monsenhor Mendes Do Carmo P - 6300 - 586 Guarda

    This hotel in Guarda’s centre is located at Portugal’s highest point, at 1000 metres altitude. It has a restaurant overlooking Serra da Estrela and rooms with a private balcony. The air-conditioned rooms at the Hotel Vanguarda are decorated in warm ..

  • Hotel Lusitania Congress & Spa

    Rua das Maias P - 6300-389 Guarda

    Lusitânia Hotel offers rooms with private balconies, just 10 minutes by car from Guarda’s historic city centre. It offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools and an extensive spa area. All rooms at Hotel Lusitânia have modern furnishings which include..

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