The district of Guarda (Distrito de Guarda) is situated in the Central Region and partly in the North Region of Portugal. It is famed for its wealth of historical landmarks such as grand castles and fortifications dating back to the beginnings of the country. Many of the fascinating Historical Villages of Portugal are in this district namely Almeida, Sortelha, Marialva, Linhares da Beira, Aguiar da Beira and Trancoso. You will also find in the region Côa Valley Archaeological Park with the most significant Palaeolithic open-air rock art. This mountainous district covers part of the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal, Serra da Estrela. On this magnificent mountain there are numerous breathtaking hiking trails, and it is the only place where you can ski in Portugal, at the Ski Resort of Serra da Estrela. Guarda, the district's capital, is the highest city in mainland Portugal with attractions such as its magnificent cathedral. The live webcams will show you the most beautiful spots in this stunning district of Portugal.
Population: approximately 174 thousand residents
Other major cities: Gouveia, Meda, Pinhel, Sabugal, Trancoso, Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Popular attractions: Côa Valley Archaeological Park, Cathedral of Guarda, Covão d'Ametade nature preserve, Poço da Broca Waterfall, Poço do Inferno Trail, Sabugal Castle, Serra da Estrela and Torre (highest point of Mainland Portugal)
Nearest International Airports: Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO - Aeroporto Sá Carneiro)