In the centre of Portugal between the Tagus and the Douro, north and south, you will find the most enchanting villages: historical, schist and Serra da Estrela villages, breathing tradition, history and authenticity.


In these enchanting medieval villages, you will find the most charming manor houses, palaces and stately homes which are now some of the most picturesque and welcoming rural tourism units.

Travel through a region of villages of great historical and cultural value and venture along its slopes, valleys, mountains and protected areas. The river beaches are one of the delights of this part of the country, an invitation to take a refreshing swim.

You can feel and see the local hospitality in the mixture of tradition and modernity in everyday life, with their habits and experiences. We have chosen the most distinct retreats for you. They are perfectly framed by their surroundings and will provide you with the most authentic experiences.


  • The preserved villages, a kind of trip to the days of yore
  • The authenticity of its people
  • The sense of getting back in time




  • Walk- Historical Villages

Walk- Historical Villages

The centre of Portugal is synonym for small and typical villages fulfilled with authenticity and uniqueness.


  • Palácio da Lousã Boutique Hotel

Palácio da Lousã Boutique Hotel

In the heart of the historical centre of the charming village of Lousã, stands an 18th century building the Palácio da Lousã Boutique Hotel.
  • Casas da Lapa

Casas da Lapa

In the middle of the Serra da Estrela’ Natural Park, the biggest mountain range in Continental Portugal, and just 10 minutes away from Seia, we can find the charming “Casas da Lapa”.
  • Moinho do Maneio

Moinho do Maneio

In the heart of Serra da Malcata and in the beautiful town of Penamacor, you will find the genuine and authentic Moinho do Maneio.
  • Casa do Zé Sapateiro

Casa do Zé Sapateiro

It is in Ferraria de São João, a small village south of the Lousã mountain range, that Casa do Zé Sapateiro can be found.
  • Madre de Água Hotel Rural

Madre de Água Hotel Rural

A charming destination in the heart of Serra da Estrela and a gateway to explore the most authentic experiences in the region.