Destinations - Central region

The Centro Region, right in the heart of Portugal, lies between the river Tagus and the river Douro, with contrasting realities, from fishing villages, beaches that attract sportsmen from all over the world, to mountainous regions, where nature and history are uniquely mixed.

On the coast of this region, in the so-called West region, we find beaches already considered by surf lovers as the best in the world for practicing this sport, such as Peniche, Santa Cruz and Nazaré.

Do not miss the Berlengas archipelago, with clear waters and a true sanctuary of biodiversity. On a sunny day and with good visibility, it is advisable to practice diving, as several sunken ships or even World War II planes can be seen in the area.

The village of Obidos is one of the best preserved medieval villages in the country. Traverse it, discover all its charms and delight in the famous ginginha in a small glass of chocolate. Perfect for a getaway, any time is a good time to visit the village of Óbidos, which hosts the International Chocolate Festival, the International Literary Festival of Óbidos, the Christmas Market and the Medieval Market, as well as the Opera Festival. As you can see, there is always something happening in Obidos.

Fatima is one of the most famous religious destinations in the world, where one breathes spirituality and faith. The Shrine of Fatima annually attracts thousands of pilgrims from the four corners of the world.

Coimbra is one of the most important cities of this region, classic university city full of history. Be sure to visit the university, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and the ancient Roman city of Conimbriga, which preserves the largest collection of Roman remains in the country. If you would like to relax and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the thermal waters, you can find near Coimbra several famous thermal tourism destinations, with emphasis on the Curia area and the Bussaco mountain range.

Aveiro, which many consider the "Venice of Portugal", through the channels that cross the city, full of life and youth. In it you can stroll peacefully, either in the famous Moliceiro boats or by bicycle or on foot. The area of ​​Aveiro has a lot to discover, from the center of the city to the colorful houses of the Costa Nova, or even going through the Ria, not forgetting the interior of the region, visiting the Passadiços do Paiva and Serra da Freita.

Covilhã is a city with a rare location in Portugal - a mountain town that has always been dedicated to the wool industry and now to the natural resources of the mountain. It is one of the cities chosen as a base for those who want to discover the wonders of the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela, main mountain of Continental Portugal and perfect setting to be in true communion with nature.

There is so much to explore in the central region of the country, not forgetting to visit the various monuments considered by UNESCO as World Heritage, such as the Monastery of Batalha (in Leiria), the Convent of Christ (in Tomar, the most iconic place in history Sintra, the land of Viriato and the capital of sacred art, Guarda, the highest city in Portugal, as well as some of the 27 villages of Schist, small historical villages of the Central Region of make time travel and whose places deserve to be kept in our memory.

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