What to do and see in Covilha, Portugal: The Best Places and Tips

October 31, 2017 Etsuko Causey

Discover the best top things to do in Covilha, Portugal including Museu De Lanificios, Senhora da Boa Estrela, Ponte da Ribeira da Carpinteira, Museu do Queijo, Praca do Municipio, Ribeira do Paul, Igreja Da Misericordia, Estancia de Ski da Serra da Estrela, Funicular de Santo Andre, Elevador da Goldra.
Restaurants in Covilha

1. Museu De Lanificios

Rua Marques de Avila e Bolama | Universidade Da Beira Interior, Covilha 6200-053, Portugal +351 275 319 724
Excellent
45%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Museu De Lanificios

Reviewed By Amazon122s - Santa Comba Dao, Portugal

The museum of Lanifícios is a part of the university from the Beira Interior.
So it is a museum of science and technology whose intention is to protect and preserve the industrial techniek of painting textiles.
So this is a place who serves persons interested in Museums and technieks.
It´s location is in the centre of Covilha, with no parking near the university just a few places some higher in the street.
On this moment the entrance is free “On Sunday afternoon” and this from June 29 – 2014.
Notice that you are not able to take pictures or made a video into the museum.
You can also visit the church of “Misericordia” not far from the Museum, and when you can find it the “Cheese” Museum, this because my “tom tom” could not find the address indicated on the Internet.

2. Senhora da Boa Estrela

Serra da Estrela, Covilha, Portugal
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Senhora da Boa Estrela

Reviewed By awayfromhome1970 - London, United Kingdom

It was snowing when we went and quite hard so was not able to walk up there but you can see where the steps are. There is limited parking in front, so you can park stop off and enjoy the carving. It is easy to miss and drive past, infact on the way up we missed it. But found it on the way down. Worth a look

3. Ponte da Ribeira da Carpinteira

Rua Marques de Avila e Bolama | (Junto a Paragem de Autocarro "Brito" Ou Junto Ao Edificio Com o Numero 369), Covilha 6200-053, Portugal
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Ponte da Ribeira da Carpinteira

Reviewed By D_SOliveira - Portugal

It can't be said that this bridge merges with the surrounded landscape or that it adds anything positive to the landscape itself, but it provides a good viewing point, and it is unusual, so for that matter it's worth a visit.

4. Museu do Queijo

Rua dos Casainhos, Covilha 6200-591, Portugal +351 275 471 172
Excellent
31%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 141 reviews

Museu do Queijo

Reviewed By psicopauta - Lisbon, Portugal

In this little museum you'll find out how the delicisou Serra da Estrela cheese is made. At the end you get a tasting, too. At the store next door you'll find regional products at very reasonable prices. Personally, I alway make a stop there whenever in the area.

5. Praca do Municipio

Rua Ruy Faleiro, Covilha 6200-194, Portugal
Excellent
16%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
39%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 127 reviews

Praca do Municipio

Reviewed By D_SOliveira - Portugal

The town hall square has great sentimental value to me. Over the years there were lots of alterations done, some more successful than others. Nowadays i think that overall the place is very pretty and well preserved, and clean too. You can see the town hall, visit one of the town's churches, there are different business, hotel, restaurants. If you can take advantage of the opportunity and buy some of the local crafts merchandise, such as wool slippers, or goat hair cushions, try and buy the traditional creamy sheep milk cheese too. If the screw obelisks are ever removed, the square will be perfect.

6. Ribeira do Paul

Paul, Covilha 6215, Portugal
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Ribeira do Paul

Reviewed By Joao L

Near Serra da Estrela and Covilhã you can find a beautiful hidden place, in Paul Village. Here you are able to See lots of nature water spots. However this spots could have been more placarded. If you don't know the place, or doesn't have a guide you will not enjoy everything that this beautiful place has to offer.

7. Igreja Da Misericordia

Praca Municipio, Covilha 6200-151, Portugal
Excellent
26%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Igreja Da Misericordia

Reviewed By Amazon122s - Santa Comba Dao, Portugal

Church of Misericórdia in Covilhã.
This is a small church located in the centre of the city named “Covilha”.
I was not able to visit the inside this because the church was closed on Sunday afternoon, and normally a church should be open every day.
To park the car you can use the lower underground parking place (at about 150 meters away), otherwise it is difficult to find a parking spot for the car.
You can also use your time and if you are interested to visit the museum of “Lanificios” also in Covilha.
So due to the circumstances of being closed it is a short review, sorry for this.

8. Estancia de Ski da Serra da Estrela

Estrada Nacional 339, Covilha 6200-324, Portugal +351 275 314 727
Excellent
33%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 67 reviews

Estancia de Ski da Serra da Estrela

Reviewed By Frederico_23 - Porto

Serra da estrela ski resort has limited slopes and conditions are not always the best, though is a good place to start practising winter sports and the staff at the ski resort is super friendly. Definitely a place to go for a winter weekend experience.

9. Funicular de Santo Andre

Rua Marques de Avila e Bolama, Covilha 6200-053, Portugal
Excellent
37%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Funicular de Santo Andre

Reviewed By D_SOliveira - Portugal

I have to confess my skepticism on this one, but to be honest after using this and other funicular, they are indeed very useful in Covilha, so i'd said this was a 5 star initiative :D. If you visit Covilha make sure to use all the funiculares as a easy, cheap (it's free), quick and not tiring way of moving around.

10. Elevador da Goldra

Rua Marques de Avila e Bolama | Parque da Goldra, Covilha 6200-053, Portugal +351 275 330 600
Excellent
35%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Elevador da Goldra

Reviewed By Sandra M

Nice view and very, very usefull. However in hot days the temperature inside is terrible high. Breading is hard.

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