Castelo Branco
Belmonte
Interesting
Belmonte The Essential
Interesting
Perched at a height of 600m, on the spine of a mound near the Serra da Estrela, Belmonte is distinguished from afar by the square keep of its old fortified castle. It is the birthplace of the famous navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral who discovered Brazil in 1500. His statue stands in the street that bears his name. The pantheon of the Cabral family is located in a chapel, on the castle hill.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Belmonte
São Tiago Church
São Tiago Church
This church, built prior to the castle
15 minutes
Roman tower of Centum Cellas
Roman tower of Centum Cellas
These majestic ruins were part of a
60 minutes
Chapel of Santo António
Chapel of Santo António
Opposite the castle, this 15C chapel was
15 minutes
Pantheon of the Cabral
Pantheon of the Cabral
Annexed to São Tiago church, this late
15 minutes
Parish Church
Parish Church
Built in 1940, this church contains the
15 minutes
Belmonte Castle
Belmonte Castle
All that remains of this castle, built
30 minutes