Guarda Vacations

For a perfect escape from the every day, grab your suitcase and head to Guarda in Centro, Portugal.

Guarda, in Centro, is a city that some 32,000 people call home.

Guarda is situated 190 miles (306 kilometers) west of Madrid and 160 miles (257 kilometers) northeast of the national capital Lisbon.

Scattered throughout the area are several picturesque historic watchtowers and castles. You can be certain that your children will have a fun time at Trancoso Castle, Linhares Castle and Castelo Roqueiro.

If you are visiting Guarda you'll find cool breezes and fragrant blooms in one of its pretty parks or gardens. To find that perfect park bench select from Penhas da Saude and Lopes da Costa Park. Those with green thumbs will adore the colourful blooms in Torre.

In Guarda be sure to investigate a few remarkable cultural centers and museums, including the Museu da Guarda, where discerning visitors can get inspired. Savor the quiet spaces, ask about the historical themes, grab something from the gift shop or just enjoy the relics of the past.

The Guarda Cathedral is a well-preserved religious building that has a rich history. Visit this special place to discover its cultural significance and then take your time to admire the architecture.

Keen nature lovers will be glad to find out that the local area also has a few ecological havens where you can go to see picturesque scenery and interesting plant and animal species. Take a long walk in Parque Natural da Serra de Estrela and relish being out in nature and away from the urban streets.

Wander through the smoke of battles past at Guarda's historic forts and other defense structures. Examine the sturdy structure of the Almeida Fortress and discover the fascinating defensive techniques in days gone by.

Spend a weekend or an entire week carving up the pistes of Guarda’s winter sports wonderlands. Ski Parque is one of the region’s most perfect places to challenge your skills and, after a half day of activities, celebrate your achievements with some warm drinks.

Step back through the ages at Parque Arqueologico do Vale do Coa; one of the most carefully preserved pockets of history in Guarda. Most visitors explore this site and other local historic places to obtain an insight into the people and events that shaped this region.


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