Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco
The Essential
Situated near the Spanish border, this old stronghold dominated by a Templars' castle was invaded many times. The invasion by Napoleon's troops, in 1807, was not the least devastating. Today the capital of Beira Baixa is a peaceful city that lives from its trade in cork, cheese, honey and olive oil. Since the 17C it has been especially well known for its colourfully embroidered bedspreads (colchas).

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Michelin's recommendations for Castelo Branco

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