3 Best Things to Do in Guarda

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  • Guarda cathedral
    Catedral da Guarda / Sé da Guarda

    Like many of Portugal's early cathedrals the Sé da Guarda appears part church, part fortress. Plans for the cathedral date back as far as the early 13th century, a time when much of Portugal had only just been clawed back from the Moors and wars with nearby Spain were constant.

    Work began on the current mediaeval cathedral in 1390 and continued for 150 years. Over this period the architectural styles evolved in a similar manner to the Monastery of Batalha which was built more or less concurrently with the cathedral. Initially Gothic...


  • Pinhel old town and castle
    Pinhel old town and castle

    Once important castle located on a hilltop overlooking the Côa river Valley


  • Marialva Castle
    Marialva Castle
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    Ruins of once grand castle



Guarda travel guide »

Its proximity to the Spanish border means that this whole area of the Beira region is dotted with fortifications and hilltop villages, and Guarda is no exception. Indeed its very name is an indication of its 'guarding' role....