Historical Village preserved in time, in Sortelha everything seems to be eternal – starting with the stones of the legend of “Kiss without End”, forever united in a kiss, to the Castle that remains, imposing and proud, from the top of that which is one of the most beautiful and old Portuguese villages.
The Porta da Vila, main entrance of the historical center of Sortelha, warn us that we’re about to go into a different world: to go through it is to get to an enchanted world, where the medieval atmosphere that has already given life to this historical village, looks like is still alive in its stone walls.
Because of its magical sceneries and the infinite places to get to know in Sortelha, the visit to this village is made a mandatory route. And in order to get to know every corner, nothing better than staying in one of the inviting available accommodations, located downtown or in the surroundings of Sortelha. By doing so, you assure to have spare time to find out what Sortelha has best in its entire splendor.
On the Rua da Mesquita, in Sortelha, we find the Casas do Campanário: located inside the walls of the village, they are two houses of the village that put together the comfort of the present with the history of the past, being an example of the traditional architecture of the Beira Interior. To provide the well-being of its guests, there is fireplace and central heating.
Carya Tallaya is the name of a family project of rural tourism, with an architecture that combines the rustic with the contemporary. They are 4 charming houses (three apartments with two bedrooms and one with one bedroom): outside, they just look like the typical houses of the Beira Interior, and inside they are composed by a sophisticated, contemporary and friendly decoration. They are fully equipped, with fireplace and central heating, a kitchenette with fridge, microwave oven, vitroceramic cooktop and dishwasher machine. The Carya Tallaya houses are located in the Vale das Éguas, the smallest neighborhood of the Sabugal town, 30 minutes from Sortelha.
The Casa de Campo Villar Mayor is another suggestion really close to Sortelha. It’s located in the Vilar Maior village, around 40 minutes from the historical village and it’s a house of rural tourism where the countryside environment is found with modernism, to offer their guests the best comfort and peace of mind. The Casa de Campo Villar Mayor is composed by four bedrooms with bathroom, TV, DVD player, and Wi-Fi. There is also central heating and fireplace in the house.
To eat in the region, there are restaurants specializing in regional cuisine, with irresistible proposals such as roasted kid and bucho raiano, or even desserts such as carolo potatoes (sweet prepared with corn, one of the endogenous products of the area).
These are a bunch of reasons to visit Sortelha and relax for some days in that historical village and come back home with the heart full of amazing places and unforgettable memories.