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GUARDA TOURISM GUIDE

Gothic austerity in a highly elevated town


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Guarda's 
Cathedral Guarda's 
Misericordia Church As the highest town in Portugal (at an elevation of about 1056m/3465ft), Guarda has always played an important role as a defensive site.

It is thought to have been a military base for Julius Caesar, later for the Visigoths, and eventually for the Moors. Today it is a good base to explore Serra da Estrela.

Towering into the sky is a gothic cathedral that also dominates the town's central square. It was built between the 14th and 16th centuries, with Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline elements. In the graceful interior are twisted pillars and arched vaulting, and a masterpiece Renaissance altar of white marble, gilded in the 18th century with 100 high-relief figures.

Nearby is Misericordia Church, with an ornamental portal and Baroque altars, and north of the cathedral is São Vicente Church, with 16 elaborate tile panels depicting the life of Christ.
The Town Museum is housed in the old bishop's palace, and displays paintings and archaeological finds.
Guarda's 
main square

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Places Nearby

Serra da Estrela - Skiing down the mountain; ghost towns; historical museum-villages
Belmonte - Historical "Jewish town;" a great pousada
Monsanto - Enchanting mountain village squeezed between gigantic boulders
Viseu - Fine old town; 16th century art



CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN PORTUGAL
AROUND LISBON
AND TAGUS VALLEY
Alcobaça
Arrábida
Azeitão
Batalha
Cascais
Ericeira
Estoril
Fatima
Leiria
Mafra
Nazaré
Obidos
Palmela
Peniche
Queluz
Santarém
Sesimbra
Setubal
Sintra
Tomar
ALENTEJO
Beja
Castelo de Vide
Elvas
Estremoz
Evora
Marvão
Mértola
Monsaraz
Vila Viçosa

ALGARVE
Albufeira
Faro
Lagos
Sagres
Silves
Tavira
Vila Real de Santo António
Vilamoura
BEIRAS (CENTRAL PORTUGAL)
Aveiro
Belmonte
Buçaco
Coimbra
Conimbriga
Figueira da Foz
Guarda
Monsanto
Piodão
Serra da Estrela
Viseu

PORTO AND DOURO
Amarante
Lamego
Porto
MINHO
Barcelos
Braga
Gerês National Park
Guimarães
Ponte de Lima
Ponte da Barca
Viana do Castelo

TRAS-OS-MONTES
Bragança
Chaves
Vila Real

THE ISLANDS
Azores
Madeira