Lisbon, the national capital, is situated 220 miles (354 kilometers) south of Castanheira.
Don't limit yourself to Castanheira, because this region contains numerous cultural and scenic attractions which await the savvy traveler. Make tracks to Montalegre, and discover the Montalegre Castle and Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres. Montalegre is roughly 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Castanheira and is worth the trip. If you are ready for more, travel to Chaves and enjoy the Chaves Castle and Forte de Sao Francisco. Chaves is 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Castanheira.
About 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the south of Castanheira is Vila Real, an important regional city and the home of Parque Natural do Alvao, Panoias and Solar de Mateus. If you still have time left, why not stop by Carreira Gardens and Mirandela Roman Church before you return to Castanheira.
Every destination holds a unique history and this area has plenty of its own stories to tell. The castles in these parts are well worth visiting.
If you like mixing with like-minded travelers, Norte features a range of specialist activities such as winery tours, city walking tours and culinary tours. Discover Norte's alluring waterways. Kite surfing and boating are both most popular ways to exercise here.
As you conclude your holiday, pack your bag and bid Portugal a fond Adeus (farewell).