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Guidebook for Góis

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Guidebook for Góis

Food Scene
Great Pizzas and friendly staff
Pizzaria Restaurante Grill Encosta da Seara, Lda
Great Pizzas and friendly staff
Very cool restaurant and cafe right on the river. Has large selection of food and drinks.
Fazenda D'Avó Thomázia
1 Quelha da Peneda
Very cool restaurant and cafe right on the river. Has large selection of food and drinks.
Fantastic food and great wine selection. About 20 mins from Bordeiro it is perfect for a special night out - and still well within anyone's budget. Great service, super friendly staff who speak English.
A Estrela Da Mó - Restauração Lda
Fantastic food and great wine selection. About 20 mins from Bordeiro it is perfect for a special night out - and still well within anyone's budget. Great service, super friendly staff who speak English.
Parks & Nature
A walk, cycle or short 5 min drive takes you to the historic centre of the town of Góis and the Peneda/ Pego Escuro river beach (3km). This famous river beach has an extensive grassed area, sandy island in the middle of the river, and is surrounded by an imposing landscape with majestic mountains. There is a river bar, which serves simple snacks and a boardwalk that takes you along the river past multiple swimming spots to the Moinho Bar.
River Peneda Beach
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A walk, cycle or short 5 min drive takes you to the historic centre of the town of Góis and the Peneda/ Pego Escuro river beach (3km). This famous river beach has an extensive grassed area, sandy island in the middle of the river, and is surrounded by an imposing landscape with majestic mountains. There is a river bar, which serves simple snacks and a boardwalk that takes you along the river past multiple swimming spots to the Moinho Bar.
The Serra da Estrela national park has the highest peak in Portugal with its endless landscapes and glacial lagoons. At 1,993 m at its highest point in Torre, Serra da Estrela is an area of rare landscape beauty, with striking mountain drops, where you can have a deep experience of the silence of the heights. Serra da Estrela, along with the three other National Parks - Serra do Caramulo, Serra da Lousã and Serra do Açor - offer hiking, biking, rock climbing, abseiling, rafting and canoeing. All are within 1 to 1.30 hours drive away.
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Serra da Estrela
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The Serra da Estrela national park has the highest peak in Portugal with its endless landscapes and glacial lagoons. At 1,993 m at its highest point in Torre, Serra da Estrela is an area of rare landscape beauty, with striking mountain drops, where you can have a deep experience of the silence of the heights. Serra da Estrela, along with the three other National Parks - Serra do Caramulo, Serra da Lousã and Serra do Açor - offer hiking, biking, rock climbing, abseiling, rafting and canoeing. All are within 1 to 1.30 hours drive away.
Bussaco Forest (‘Mata Nacional do Buçaco’) is an ancient forest in Luso and home to one of the finest tree collections in Europe, with over 700 plant species, from huge Mexican cedars to tree-sized ferns. With six pedestrian paths, the wood invites you to discover its mesmerizing botany, serene exuberance, and magical intense green colour. Once a monastic retreat, you can visit the Palace Hotel do Bussaco and Convent of Santa Cruz or just sit and have a picnic. This enchanted green paradise has something different and exciting to explore behind every corner. Further information: www.fmb.pt/v2/pt/ Take a virtual tour: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzAZtSFGk58
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National Forest of Buçaco
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Bussaco Forest (‘Mata Nacional do Buçaco’) is an ancient forest in Luso and home to one of the finest tree collections in Europe, with over 700 plant species, from huge Mexican cedars to tree-sized ferns. With six pedestrian paths, the wood invites you to discover its mesmerizing botany, serene exuberance, and magical intense green colour. Once a monastic retreat, you can visit the Palace Hotel do Bussaco and Convent of Santa Cruz or just sit and have a picnic. This enchanted green paradise has something different and exciting to explore behind every corner. Further information: www.fmb.pt/v2/pt/ Take a virtual tour: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzAZtSFGk58
Sightseeing
Coimbra, the medieval university city, is around 40 minutes away. Granted UNESCO world heritage status, Coimbra University is the oldest in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe. During the 18th century it defined the character of the city as a student town, on the urban, architectural, artistic and social levels. (www.coimbraportugalguide.com/index.html)
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Coimbra
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Coimbra, the medieval university city, is around 40 minutes away. Granted UNESCO world heritage status, Coimbra University is the oldest in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe. During the 18th century it defined the character of the city as a student town, on the urban, architectural, artistic and social levels. (www.coimbraportugalguide.com/index.html)
Piódão, sitting on a slope hidden in the wilds of the Serra do Açor, is emblematic of a bygone way of life. Only an hour away, it is one of twelve historical villages built of granite and schist, which preserve memories of ancient conquests and traditions, and are remarkable for their landscapes and their heritage. (www.aldeiashistoricasdeportugal.com/en/) (www.visitportugal.com/en/destinos/centro-de-portugal/73751)
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Piódão
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Piódão, sitting on a slope hidden in the wilds of the Serra do Açor, is emblematic of a bygone way of life. Only an hour away, it is one of twelve historical villages built of granite and schist, which preserve memories of ancient conquests and traditions, and are remarkable for their landscapes and their heritage. (www.aldeiashistoricasdeportugal.com/en/) (www.visitportugal.com/en/destinos/centro-de-portugal/73751)
Essentials
Open every day from 8am to 8pm
Minipreço
17 Av. Combatentes do Ultramar
Open every day from 8am to 8pm
Open daily from 9 am till 8 pm, it is roughly 15 mins drive away and offers a broad selection of groceries. Good for a bigger shop.
Intermarché Arganil
Open daily from 9 am till 8 pm, it is roughly 15 mins drive away and offers a broad selection of groceries. Good for a bigger shop.
Arts & Culture
LISTEN TO FADO, PORTUGALS HERITAGE MUSIC Fado is traditional folk music originating in Portugal. Melancholy by nature, the music includes instruments like guitars and mandolins with one Fadista singing poetic lyrics related to darker elements of love, death and sadness. Many Fadistas perform in restaurants so you can get a great meal while enjoying this moving music. The Cultural House “aCapella” is housed in a 14th century chapel in the Jewish quarter of Coimbra, and offers a pleasant terrace, bar and tapas service. (www.acapella.com.pt) “Fado ao Centro” is a cultural centre where you can watch a rehearsal or ask questions. (www.fadoaocentro.com/)
À Capella
53 Pátio Vitória
LISTEN TO FADO, PORTUGALS HERITAGE MUSIC Fado is traditional folk music originating in Portugal. Melancholy by nature, the music includes instruments like guitars and mandolins with one Fadista singing poetic lyrics related to darker elements of love, death and sadness. Many Fadistas perform in restaurants so you can get a great meal while enjoying this moving music. The Cultural House “aCapella” is housed in a 14th century chapel in the Jewish quarter of Coimbra, and offers a pleasant terrace, bar and tapas service. (www.acapella.com.pt) “Fado ao Centro” is a cultural centre where you can watch a rehearsal or ask questions. (www.fadoaocentro.com/)