Castelo Branco Vacations

Castelo Branco, situated in Centro, Portugal, is known as an interesting and fun place to come to for a quick escape or a longer stay.

Castelo Branco, in Centro, is a city of approximately 33,000 inhabitants.

The national capital Lisbon is situated 120 miles (193 kilometers) southwest of Castelo Branco, while Vilamoura lies 190 miles (306 kilometers) to the south.

Step back in time and get a taste of how hard life was long ago in some of the castles in this region. Belmonte Castle and of course Monsanto Castle are just two of the old castles in this region.

One of the most visited historic sites in the area is the Idanha-a-Velha. This atmospheric place offers tourists the chance to learn about an important chapter in human history. It is good to explore this site and other local preserved old buildings to obtain an understanding of the events that shaped this region.

The Igreja de Sao Tiago is an impressive religious building that has a rich history. Visit the historic site to learn about its history as well as to study its design.

Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the area also has some ecological preserves which offer beautiful scenery and local local wildlife. To explore one of the major conservation preserves, head out to Reserva Natural da Serra da Malcata.

Praca do Municipio is the ideal location to sit back and feel the heartbeat of Castelo Branco. It's the sort of place that draws back residents and visitors time and time again.

Find a little peace in Jardim do Paco Episcopal, a place where families can spend time outdoors. Join in a ball game, pull out your sketch pad, or just enjoy the fresh air. This park will suit whatever mood you're in.

The Torre Centum Cellas is the place to head for those who think they’ve seen everything in Castelo Branco.

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