Sprawled over a hillside, Covilhã is the main southern gateway to the Serra da Estrela mountains. The town was once an important textile centre but most of its 18th-century factories have now been replaced by high-rise apartment blocks. These days it’s the Universidade da Beira Interior that energises the city, adding an air of modern urban vitality to its steeply-stacked historic streets.
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