Gouveia is a city in the Serra da Estrela. It’s a good place to use as a base to explore the beautiful scenery of the Serra da Estrela. The municipality is composed of 22 parishes, and is located in the District of Guarda.
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The Serra da Estrela is a mountain area which offers excellent hiking and trekking trails, horse riding opportunities. In the winter it is possible to ski. In the Serra da Estrela there are as well many old cities and villages to be seen, where time has stood still. Also many roman ruins, medieval castles and monasteries are present.