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Central Portugal


Photos by Paul Shoul, text by Max Hartshorne of GoNOMAD Travel. Read a feature story about Central Portugal.

  • Casa das Penhas Douradas

    By GoNOMAD

    Gourmet food is a big part of the attraction of this Nordic-styled country inn located in Serra da Estrela National Park.

  • Coimbra Portugal's Rio Montega

    By GoNOMAD

    It's a university city full of museums and monuments with a striking modern bridge.

  • Joanine Library in Coimbra

    By GoNOMAD

    A king wanted to impress his cousin Louis the XIV so he built one of the world's most impressive libraries with gold trim and hand carved bookcases at the University in Coimbra.

  • Casa de Penhas Douradas

    By GoNOMAD

    Imagine a Nordic-style hotel with clean and modern lines set in the mountains of Central Portugal with a top notch chef. 

  • Burel Factory Project

    By GoNOMAD

    Workers in Mantiegas use old school machines to create beautiful fabrics and garments in this small rural village in Central Portugal.

  • Hiking in Serra da Estrela Nat',l Park

    By GoNOMAD

    Central Portugal has vast tracts of mountainous land and beautiful hiking trails running throughout. 

  • Coimbra, a University City

    By GoNOMAD

    Coimbra is home to Portugal's most beautiful library and a famous modern bridge, about an hour north of Lisbon.

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