Aldeias Históricas de Portugal



Surrounding by ring-shaped walls and overlooked by a 13th century castle, the urban and architectural physiognomy of the Historical Village of Sortelha has remained unchanged until the present day. It is one of the oldest villages in Portugal, witness to the very beginnings of our country. Adventures in the area around the Historical Village of Sortelha include the Serra da Estrela Natural Park (a UNESCO heritage site) and the Serra da Malcata Natural Reserve. In culinary terms, one of the best-known delicacies of the Historical Village of Sortelha is its sweet corn pudding. Long days of work in the countryside mean that Sortelha’s traditional fare features threshed grain soup and traditional stews.