What you need to know before traveling to Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco in the Eastern Beiras is a district and a city. In the city, you can visit the garden of the old Episcopal Palace or the 12th century Templar Castle. You can admire the scenery of the mountain range of Sierra da Estrela or go to the Nature Park of Sierra da Estrela. While in this region, you should go to visit Covilhâ. Consider visiting reading up on this site on Castelo Branco and Covilhâ tourism. This will help you decide whether to spend a week or a weekend in Covilhâ. Covilhâ attractions are several. Some are unusual but clearly display Covilhâ culture. They include the Museum of Wool Manufacturing. When shopping in Covilhâ and region, consider buying local woolen goods or the renowned cheese manufactured from sheep grazing on the mountain slopes. While in Covilhâ, sights to visit include the 19th century Palace garden and the Romanesque Chapel of St. Martin of Calvária. Other things to do in Covilhâ involve hiking and climbing. In winter you can ski in the glacial valley nearby.

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