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"Serra da Estrela (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɛʁɐ đɐ (ɨ)ʃˈtɾelɐ], "Mountain Range of the Star") is the highest mountain range in Continental Portugal. It is the westernmost constituent range and one of the highest in the Sistema Central. It includes mainland Portugal's highest point at 1,993 m (6,539 ft) above mean sea level at its highest point (the summit of the Pico mountain in the Portuguese Azores islands is higher, however). This point is not a distinctive mountain summit, but rather the highest point in a plateau, being known as Torre ("Tower" in English). Torre has the unusual feature of being a summit that is accessible by paved road. The peak has a topographic prominence of 1204 m and its parent peak is Pico Almanzor, in Spain.[1]

There is a ski resort at the summit, named Vodafone Ski Resort.

The mountain range, situated between the municipalities of Seia, Manteigas, Gouveia, Guarda and Covilhă, is about 100 km (62.14 mi) long and is 30 km (18.64 mi) at its widest point. It is formed from a huge granite ridge that once formed the southern frontier of the country. Due to its bizarrely shaped crags and gorges, mountain streams and lakes, beautiful forests and magnificent views, the area ranks among Portugal’s outstanding scenic attractions."Wikipédia

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  • Copyright: Julio Sa Ferreira (Jardim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 500 W: 176 N: 400] (3243)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2012-12-28
  • Categories: Natura
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