Sleeping

There’s no winter high-price season here, though Guarda is almost as close to the snow as Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela’s other main towns.

Eating

Rua Francisco de Passos is the historic centre’s best street for restaurant browsing.

Drinking & Nightlife

Guarda’s historic centre has a surprising number of nightspots for its size – all small and unlikely-looking from the outside, but welcoming within. These come and go, however, so ask around.