Things to see and do - Trancoso
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Trancoso Travel guide
Trancoso : Michelin's recommendations
The fortified medieval wall of Trancoso is situated, intact, at the top of the plateau which extends the Serra da Estrela to the north. You have an unrestricted view from the rocky hill at the entrance to the town, near a wayside cross. The glory days of this small town were in the 13C and 14C and in particular when King Dinis married Isabel of Aragon on 24th June 1282.
Tourist attractions Trancoso : Things to see and do
The walls rebuilt several times since the 9C, are topped by pyramidal merlons and reinforced by massive square bastions. Two of the doors are decorated and cantoned with towers.
These old houses are recognisable by the patina of their granite walls, coats of arms and finely wrought balconies. One of them, located on a small square near the church, has a facade from the 16C with windows emphasised by consoles and sculptures.
Rúa do Castelo
Dominated by its square keep, it is in the north-east corner of the surrounding wall. From the top of the ramparts the view extends over the uneven terrain of the Beira Alta.
Rua Prof. Irene Avillez P - 6420-227 Trancoso
Located 200 metres away from Trancoso’s historic centre, this 4-star hotel offers modern rooms with wired internet. It features a free fitness centre with an indoor pool, and a Turkish bath. Hotel Turismo De Trancoso’s rooms are contemporary decorat..