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How to get to Covilhã?

The nearest airports are located in Lisbon and Porto. From these two cities, Covilhã can be very easily reached both by train and coach. The railway and coach stations of Covilhã are within a walking distance from one to the other (10 minutes walk). It is also possible to reach Covilhã directly by coach from abroad.

What is the history of Covilhã?

The region of Beira Interior, where the city of Covilhã is located, is rich in historical places. Due to its strategic potential, its mountains were used to build castles for both attack and defence purposes. Covilhã was granted foral in 1186 by king Sancho I of Portugal, who also built the castle walls.

What is the population of Covilhã in Portugal?

Covilhã ( Portuguese pronunciation: [kuviˈʎɐ̃] ( listen)) is a city and a municipality in the Centro region, Portugal. The city proper had 34,772 inhabitants in 2001. The municipality population in 2011 was 51,797, in an area of 555.60 km².

How high is Covilhã above the sea level?

The city of Covilhã towers between 450 and 800 metres (1,476 and 2,624 feet) above the sea level, thus the mountain landscape is ever present.

What is the population of the city of Covilhã?

Covilhã ( Portuguese pronunciation: [kuviˈʎɐ̃] ( listen)) is a city and a municipality in the Centro region, Portugal. The city proper had 34,772 inhabitants in 2001. The municipality population in 2011 was 51,797, in an area of 555.60 square kilometres (214.52 sq mi).

What is Covilhã famous for?

Traditionally the hub of the Portugal’s woollen industry, Covilhã was already a cloth centre during the time of the Moors and it remained wealthy until the 16th century when the general use of silk (a result of the riches acquired from beyond the seas) struck a grave blow to its prosperity.

How to get to Covilhã?

The nearest airports are located in Lisbon and Porto. From these two cities, Covilhã can be very easily reached both by train and coach. The railway and coach stations of Covilhã are within a walking distance from one to the other (10 minutes walk). It is also possible to reach Covilhã directly by coach from abroad.

What is the climate like in Covilhã?

The climate in Covilhã is Mediterranean (Csa, according to the Köppen climate classification), moderately cold in the winter and relatively warm in the summer. There is the Vodafone Ski Resort, the only ski resort in Portugal, 20 km (12.4 mi) away from the city, actually in the neighbouring municipality of Seia.

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