Aldeias Históricas de Portugal


Linhares da Beira

A medieval village from the 12th century, Linhares da Beira has unique architectural and artistic diversity resulting from the legacy of different eras. It offers exclusive views over the Mondego River Valley and its surrounding area also include part of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park (a UNESCO heritage site). When visiting this Historical Village, a practically obligatory experience is to try the unique Serra da Estrela cheese. The local sausages and other traditional dishes such as puréed spinach with beans or peas in the pod, stews, tomato rice and desserts such as farófia custard, canudos pastries, rice pudding and sponge cake are all not to be missed.