Top ChoiceGastronomy in Manteigas

Restaurante de Casa das Penhas Douradas

This smart restaurant, part of the fabulous Casa das Penhas Douradas hotel, is a world away from traditional village life. Its streamlined Scandinavian-style decor sets the scene for sophisticated modern cuisine...

Museum in Manteigas

Burel Factory

The 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 was forced to close in the noughties, but thanks to...

Waterfall in Manteigas

Poço do Inferno

This waterfall, which descends the steep gorge of Ribeira de Lenadres, is a magnificent spectacle, particularly in spring. To get there from Manteigas, drive about 4km along the main road towards Torre. Just...

Portuguese in Manteigas

Restaurant Vale do Zêzere

Over the river from the centre in the hotel of the same name, this casual family-run restaurant scores across the board. The food is excellent – try the medalhão de vitela (veal steak) garnished with cheese and...

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. The menu is typical of these parts, featuring country specialities like locally-caught trout,...

Bar in Manteigas


With a wooden terrace for al fresco drinking and a colourful interior complete with log fire, pool table, darts board and cheap drinks, this animated bar is pretty much it as far as Manteigas nightlife goes.

Bakery in Manteigas

Pastelaria Padaria Floresta

This workaday bakery-cafe fills early as locals stop by for their morning coffee and pastry. As well as quick breakfasts, it's good for picnic provisions and trail snacks: cheese sandwiches, made with freshly...

Pizza in Manteigas

Luso Pizza

For a change from the traditional Portuguese fare served at most mountain eateries, this tiny place makes great pizza; perfect for a pre- or post-hike carb binge. It's also one of the few places open on a Sunday.