Above: View of Manteigas from Serra da Estrela Natural Park, Portugal

Most travelers toPortugalgravitate to its cities and beaches, so the Serra da Estrela, the country’s highest mountain range, comes as a wonderful surprise for those who prefer to explore lesser-known destinations. Sparsely populated and known for its excellent cheeses, wines and woolen goods, the heart of the area is protected by a national park.

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Above: View of Manteigas from Serra da Estrela Natural Park, Portugal

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