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Top Choice Museum in Manteigas

Burel Factory

Manteigas' burel factory originally opened in 1960 and employed 1000 people at its height (burel is a wool fabric similar to felt). After a decline in the industry it had to shut its doors last decade but, having fa…
Gastronomy in Manteigas

Restaurante de Casa das Penhas Douradas

This smart, trendy eatery (part of Casa das Penhas Douradas) is a world away from traditional village life, and its decor comprises streamlined, Scandinavian-style tables. It's smart, sophisticated and very good. Ho…
Portuguese in Manteigas

Santa Luzia

The crisp reds and whites of the dining area blend seductively with the dark-wood tables at this main-street eatery, whose bar is always buzzing with locals enjoying a beer or two. The menu is aimed more at visitors…
Bakery in Manteigas

Pastelaria Padaria Floresta

Open bright and early, this nondescript little bakery is a hiker’s best friend, with simple sandwiches on home-made bread plus delicious trail snacks for around €1. Taste the empadas de frango (pastry dough filled w…
Waterfall in Manteigas

Poço do Inferno

In springtime, this waterfall in a craggy gorge makes a beautiful sight. From Manteigas, drive approximately 4km along the signposted main road towards Torre. Just beyond Caldas de Manteigas, turn left for Poço do I…
Bar in Manteigas


All you could want in a mountain-village bar is here: log fire, pool table, cheap drinks, good atmosphere. Just don't take on the locals at darts unless you're pretty good at it.
Portuguese in Manteigas

Restaurant Vale do Zêzere

A drawcard for the locals and one of few decent eateries in town is this popular family-run eatery. It serves up local favourites, including feijocas (bean dishes) and chanfana (braised goat) and offers a dessert bu…
Pizza in Manteigas

Luso Pizza

This tiny place makes great pizza; perfect for a pre- or post-hike carb binge.