Senhora da Boa Estrela
Senhora da Boa Estrela
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  • Esculpido na serra
    Uma imagem de nossa senhora esculpido na serra da estrela no começo do século passado. Muito bonito e você pode parar o carro, num local seguro e caminhar e tocar nela se quiser. Linda visão.
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 24, 2019
  • Oscar Luiz 🇧🇷
    Cuiaba, MT8,197 contributions
    Pare. Faça uma oração. Tire sua foto. E siga seu caminho.
    Com mais de sete metros de altura e acessível com certa dificuldade através de trilhas nas rochas, está esculpida na rocha a bela imagem da Senhora da Boa Estrela, no Covão do Boi, na Serra da Estrela. Pelo que consta, foi inaugurada em 1946, a pedido do do pároco local para prestar sua homenagem à santa protetora dos pastores, que enfrentam as dificuldades e intempéries da região. A escultura incrustada na rocha é obra de António Duarte. Pare. Faça uma oração. Tire sua foto. E siga seu caminho.
    Traveled with family
    Written October 24, 2018
  • JulioDuarte
    Maia, Portugal203 contributions
    Uma verdadeira obra de arte
    Uma imagem trabalhada na pedra, muito bonita, que dá gosto apreciar, vale a pena na subida ou descida à Serra da Estrela, parar e apreciar. Desconheço o autor de tal obra, mas seguramente que terá de ter sido feita por um verdadeiro artista. Uma linda imagem.
    Traveled with family
    Written February 25, 2016
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izabellag857
Johannesburg, South Africa49 contributions
May 2017 • Family
One of the very scenic sites in Serra da Estrela. The park has a range of dramatic landscapes, from semi-desert rocks to rugged mountains and forests, plus Europe's longest glacial valley.
Written May 30, 2017
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Antonio O
3 contributions
Jan 2022
Beautiful place. We enjoyed a lot our visit and for the children it's unique! The access was good and amenities in place are enough.
Written January 24, 2022
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Sónia O
Viseu, Portugal94 contributions
Dec 2017
It can be quite an experience to get there in a Winter day, but there's easy-enough hiking tracks for the more adventurous traveller and some signage explaining the pre-historic relevance of the vale. More information about the history and legends of the area may help the more fancy traveller to realise its beauty!
Not advised for people with locomotion issues. The sculpture can be seen from a significative distance, though.
Written December 22, 2017
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interzone
Valreas, France500 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Another example of how special is the human-being. Lovely carved rock in a beautiful place of the highest mountains of continental Portugal. Be sure to not leave any garbage, we all love to see a clean beautiful sight.
Written December 3, 2017
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Max_Luca_Porto
Porto, Portugal231 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
It is a bas-relief sculpture, carved in a rock, representing Nossa Senhora da Boa Estrela, the protector Saint of the Shepherds.
Written November 17, 2017
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Luis M
39 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Very simple but amazingly beautiful cult place. Better than the place itself is the road to get there. Some of the most beautiful sceneries in the Serra da Estrela.
Written August 18, 2017
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mairajv
Lima, Peru1 contribution
Dec 2016 • Couples
my husband is portuguese from porto and i'm a foreign textile designer , I went to covilha to visit the museum but since the town was small we decided to go to Senhora da Boa Estrela. It was terrible! I dont know if it was because it was winter, but there was not much to see rather than rocks and the landscape was not good. The trip was long and i definitely do not recommend this place, it is not worth it. I would rather recommend visit the city and the museums.
Written December 21, 2016
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awayfromhome1970
Carmarthen, UK630 contributions
Nov 2015
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
Written October 19, 2016
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Kenneth M
London, UK131 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Stayed at the Pousada Da Serra Ca Estrela so we journeyed up the mountains to see the spectacular views. This figure was cut into the mountainside
Written May 31, 2016
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Dino A
Lisbon, Portugal43 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
The structures themselves are massive and very interesting, but they mainly serve as a good excuse to walk around and smell the fresh air
Written March 6, 2016
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