Hotel Pousada de Manteigas
is situated on the top of the Estrela mountain range in Portugal and enjoys
stunning views over the Zezere River Valley.
It sits at a height of over
1000 metres in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park and is approximately
thirteen kilometres from Manteigas.
The Pousada of Manteigas is built entirely
from locally quarry stone and compliments the magnificent mountains which surround it.
This area of pine forest,
river valleys and natural lagoons is the highest in Portugal and is a wonderful
region to explore on foot. In winter nearby Penhas de Saude has the only
skiing facilities in the country.
Approximately fourteen kilometres
from Manteigas is Sabugeiro, Portugal’s highest village.
Steeped in tradition, the
lifestyle of these mountain people has hardly changed over the years.
Here you can sample the local
wholesome food - sausages, rye breads and the delicious Estrela cheese.
This is predominantly a sheep
farming community and local fleeces are used to make a variety of woollen
goods - a must in the snowy winter months.
You will also see Serra da
Estrela puppies for sale. These cuddly balls of fluff grow into fierce
looking sheep dogs.
To the north of Manteigas
is the town of Gouveia.
It has some attractive buildings,
and amazingly, has a museum of modern art - the museum de Abel Monta is
named after a local artist who donated his collection of Portuguese art
to the gallery.
Pousada Manteigas is the
perfect place to unwind and enjoy the peace and solitude of this spectacular area.
Enjoy delicious mountain
cuisine and relax in front of a roaring log fire.
The Manteigas Pousada has 9 standard bedrooms, 8 superior rooms and 4 executive rooms
all with en suite bathroom, central heating, Cable television, mini bar, hair dryer, bathing gowns and telephone.
Facilities include bar, restaurant,
terrace, free wireless internet access in the public areas, snooker, family games and parking.
Available activities in the
nearby area may include trout fishing, mountain biking, bird watching,
hand gliding, skiing, carriage tours, four wheel driving, helicopter flights
and hot air ballooning. (Some activities depend on the season and weather
The international airport
at Porto (Oporto) is approximately 206 kilometers from this Pousada of Portugal.
The Pousada in Manteigas will be closed from 1 to 30 June 2013.