Torre / Serra da Estrela, Portugal

March 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

At 1993m (6539ft), "Torre" is the highest point of Mainland Portugal. This point is not a distinctive mountain summit, but rather the highest point in a plateau. The peak has a topographic prominence of 1204m (3950ft) and its parent peak is Pico Almanzor, in Spain. "Torre" has an unusual feature of being a summit that is accessible by paved road. It is located in a mountain range named Serra da Estrela, on the border between the municipalities of Seia, District of Guarda and Covilhã, District of Castelo Branco. 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.

(N 40 19.321 / W 7 36.781) / Camera Data: Single shot, 58mm, 1/500sec, f/11, ISO100

 


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