Aldeias Históricas de Portugal



Land of Pedro Álvares Cabral and refuge of one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe at the time of the Inquisition, Belmonte is a place full of mysticism and history. Located in the heart of Cova da Beira, Belmonte offers sweeping views over the eastern slopes of Serra da Estrela. The Serra da Malcata Natural Reserve is also nearby. From fried lamb gizzards of Jewish cuisine, to the community’s stewed lamb feet and traditional broths, migas and spinach purée, Belmonte´s cuisine is a constant and inspiring discovery. Desserts come from the neighbouring districts and feature rice pudding, cornmeal pudding and sweet Christmas fritters.