Beira Baixa

Castelo Branco is part of a region with charm, rich in history, natural beauty and rural mysticism. It's a real open-air museum. Walk along its roads and venture along its tracks, rediscovering pieces of our collective history in every detail.

The Capital of Beira Baixa
Castelo Branco, also known as the "Capital of Beira Baixa", holds a vast heritage dating back to the Middle Ages. The architectural heritage of the historic area, framed by the narrow streets dating back to medieval times, allow to discover centuries of history and treasures of sacred art and archeology. Tradition and modernity go hand in hand in this beirã city, which also offers several green spaces where you can enjoy moments of rest outdoors.
In Idanha-a-Nova, taste the typical dishes of the region. Partdiz de escabeche, stuffed dohós, goat roasted in the oven or fish miga are some of the delicacies that await you in this municipality made of history.

And when you want to cool off, the region's river beaches offer you the best of both worlds: a cool and guarded novice, combined with stunning scenery.

Where Time Stood Still
Schist Villages are an excellent destination for travelers looking for the most picturesque and rural places in the country. For those looking for peace and pure contact with nature, the ideal is to discover the corners of the most beautiful villages of Portugal, where time seems to have stop.
Climb the slope to the top of Monsanto and set out to discover the "most Portuguese village in Portugal" or the ruins of Idanha-a-Velha, whose granite stones tell stories of Roman times.

Get to know its vast religious heritage, let yourself be enveloped by the ininact charm in each of these villages and cool off in its fountains and springs of pure water. The verdant hills of the Castelo Branco district are home to a veritable rural paradise waiting to be discovered.

A Natural Charm
In the Tagus International Natural Park, animals and plants prevail under the deep valleys and the quiet silence of nature, allowing you to live a few days to the rhythm of nature.

In the Serra da Malcata Nature Reserve, there are plenty of opportunities to find rare animals and an unwavering serenity. And in the Naturtejo Geopark of Meseta Meridional you can explore 16 geomonuments between valleys and hills on the banks of the Tagus River. The unique landscape of the natural monument of Portas de Ródão, a privileged place for nature lovers for bird watching, stands out.

On this trip through the natural charms of the region climb to Pico da Milriça, in Vila de Rei, where you will find the Geodesic Center of Portugal and visit the Geodesia Museum.

The Adventure Continues
But if extreme sports are what you're looking for, and like to feel the adrenaline rush of a good adventure, stop skydiving or skysurf from the Aairódromo das Moitas in Proença-a-Nova, enjoying unique and unforgettable experiences.

When the adventure opens your appetite, delight in regional products and sweets such as the bowl, or the region's cheeses. Take the olive oil from Beira Baixa with you.

To Discovery
The District of Castelo Branco offers you numerous attractive things that allow you to discover the best that the center of the country has, discover pieces of memory of historical times, achievements and evolution of a nation.

Source: Tourism Center
Beira Baixa
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