Quinta Lagarça 57
THE REGION :
We are situated in central Portugal at the foothills of the Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in Portugal (highest point 1991m).
It is a well-preserved ecological paradise where rocks, brooms, streams and waterfalls alternate. Everything is so beautiful, the scenery breathtaking. The Portuguese love to get up there for a picnic on weekends and Holidays.
As you hear we are immersed in the green! You can start long walks to explore this beautiful scenery straight from our Quinta. Don`t forget to bring your walking shoes!
Lagares da Beira, itself a picturesque village, is surrounded by many
traditional villages that are worth a visit. There are: Piodao, Vale de Macieira, Manteigas, a small water spa in the mountains, Linhares (fortress) Gouveia where you can take a walk to Penhas Douradas where you will discover numerous lakes and waterfalls. Too many to name so that the temptation to discover this area of Portugal remains our greatest secret!!
The nearest town, Oliveira do Hospital, is 10 km from our village Lagares da Beira, and is equipped with several supermarkets, open every day from 9am to 21h. Also, you will find numerous of shops and restaurants.
Our village, within walking distance, offers two restaurants, three minimarkets, the baker
the butcher and some cafe`s. It is also nice in Lagares to stay at the village square; especially on Sunday when the local population play their weekly game of pétanque, or play something like that.
Other not so far away sites (+/- an hour's drive) are the cities of Coimbra and Viseu. Coimbra is the oldest and most highly regarded university city in Portugal. Viseu with its ancient city center and the Palácio do Gelo, a huge shopping center with ice bar (where you, before having a drink have to put on a ski suit) an ice rink, cinema and Olympic pool.
The thermal spa town of Luso, with its small antique market and bubbling spring, and the forest of Buçaco are definitely worth a visit.
The coast and the beaches of Figueira da Foz and Praia da Mira, are at just one hour and half drives away. Private beaches witch give you plenty of space to unwind.
And much more fun things to discover in the green heart of Portugal.
Be surprised; discover our region ...
You are welcome at our Quinta Lagarça 57!