Aerial view of the historic village of Sortelha
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Historic Villages of Guarda
and Castelo Branco

Discover mythical places full of history, culture and beautiful countryside

Aerial view of the historic village of Sortelha

HISTORIC VILLAGES

Guide of the Historic Villages of Guarda and Castelo Branco

13 historic villages

Discover the 13 most emblematic historic villages in the central and northern interior of Portugal

Aerial view of the historic village of Trancoso

HISTORICAL WALK

Trancoso Walk (long version)

21km • 6h • Moderate

Discover the natural beauty of the plateaus of the Riba-Côa lands and discover two historic villages that were once guardians of this territory

Walls of the historic village of Almeida

HISTORICAL WALK

The Essentials of Almeida

3km • 2h • Easy

Discover the star-shaped village, one of the great European examples of modern fortifications

Church and castle of the historic village of Belmonte

CULTURAL WALK

The Essentials of Belmonte

1.5km • 2h • Easy

Discover the stories and legends of the village that witnessed the birth of Pedro Álvares Cabral, the navigator who discovered Brazil

Aerial view of the historic village of Monsanto

HISTORICAL WALK

Monsanto Walk

4km • 3h • Moderate

Be amazed by the beauty of the "most Portuguese village in Portugal" and the amazing natural scenery around it

Castle of the historic village of Marialva

HISTORICAL WALK

Marialva Walk

4km • 1.5h • Easy

Explore the charming old village and the area around it

Countryside landscape of the historic village of Trancoso

HISTORICAL WALK

Trancoso Walk (short version)

15km • 4h • Moderate

Discover the historic village of Trancoso and enjoy the natural beauty of the plateaus of the Riba-Côa lands

Walker enjoys the view over the historic village of Castelo Mendo

HISTORICAL WALK

Castelo Mendo Walk

6km • 2h • Moderate

Explore the historic village of Castelo Mendo and the Beira landscape

Aerial view of the castle of the historic village of Sortelha

HISTORICAL WALK

Sortelha Walk

2km • 2h • Easy

Discover one of the best-preserved historic villages and enjoy a walk through the magnificent surrounding countryside

Pônsul river valley near the historic village of Penha Garcia

HISTORICAL WALK

Penha Garcia Walk

2.5km • 2h • Easy

Discover the charming village of Penha Garcia and marvel at the Pônsul Valley's beauty and hidden secrets

Ruins of the castle in the historic village of Moreira do Rei

HISTORICAL WALK

Moreira de Rei Walk

11km • 3h • Moderate

Fall in love with the beautiful scenery of the Riba-Côa lands and learn about the history of the village of Moreira do Rei

Church of Rocamador in the historic village of Castelo Rodrigo

CULTURAL WALK

The Essentials of Castelo Rodrigo

1km • 1h • Easy

Discover the Authentic Village, which was chosen as one of Portugal's Seven Wonders

Castle of the historic village of Linhares da Beira

HISTORICAL WALK

Linhares da Beira Walk

5.5km • 2h • Moderate

Fall in love with Beira's beautiful scenery and learn about the history of this incredible village

View of the tower and the houses of the historic village of Castelo Novo

HISTORICAL WALK

Castelo Novo Walk

2.5km • 2h • Easy

A short but rewarding walk through this charming village and its magnificent natural surrounds

Castelo street in the historic village of Idanha-a-Velha

CULTURAL WALK

The Essentials of Idanha-a-Velha

1.5km • 2h • Easy

Discover the rich history of the “open-air museum” village

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