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Historic Centre of Pinhel

Containing plenty of manor houses and churches, the walls are what draw the most attention as they still subsist in their almost totality, as well as five medieval doors that allow us to reach the castle with its two square towers.

Ferreiros Gate and Tower

The Ferreiros Tower, one of the most emblematic structures belonging to the city wall, probably dates back to the late 18th and early 14th centuries. Inside, there are three doors, one of which is in guillotine (one of the few that exist in Portugal) that guaranteed the safety of the town because they made the tower impregnable.

Monastery and Church of Santa Maria de Aguiar

A Cistercian monastery, it is a fine example of early Gothic architecture, with simplistic elements that well characterise the sobriety of the buildings occupied by the Cistercian Order. Although badly damaged by the French invasions, the church with baroque high altar still remains, with the monks' wing, the sacristy and the Chapter hall still preserved, a dining hall wall and the guesthouse building.

Restaurant Casa da Esquila

House of Paço

The House of Paço is a remarkable Manueline-style palace with Gothic influences. The portal, the wide staircase and the beautiful corner window in the northeast angle are noteworthy.

Casas de Alpedrinha - Country House

Castle and Pillory of Ranhados

A construction attributed to King Dinis, it has now been converted into a cemetery.

São Tiago's Church and Cabrais Chapel

Built in the mid-13th century, the Church of São Tiago and Cabrais Chapel are an important testimony of the late Romanesque in Beira Interior. Inside, one can observe a granite Pietá and wall paintings from at least two eras, and one can find traces of a triptych built by figures representing Our Lady, St. James (orago) and St. Peter. The Cabrais Chapel, or Cabrais Pantheon, is where the tombs of several members of the Cabral family are, such as the tombs of Pedro Álvares Cabral's parents.

Retiro do Rodeiras Lodging


This tower is the most relevant physical memory of the passage of kings in the city, as well as of the defence of the kingdom against Castile. The interior has three floors with wooden floors, each one with a different experience. On the ground floor there is an auditorium where a film is projected that promotes a virtual tour of the city. On the Livro Mágico floor (2nd floor) visitors can browse the History of Guarda in an interactive way, through the Carta de Foral and the cartoon "História da Guarda Oitocentos Anos de Cidade". On the top floor they can have a 360º perspective of fantastic landscapes.