It is in this mountain range that is located the highest point of continental Portugal, at 1993m of altitude, and where one can observe the best vestiges of glacial landscape of the country.

The Natural Park of Serra da Estrela includes a mountainous area, distributed by the counties of Celorico da Beira, Covilhã, Gouveia, Guarda, Manteigas and Seia.

Snowfall is more frequent from December through March.

In Serra da Estrela three important Portuguese rivers are born: Mondego, Zêzere and Alva.

The Serra cheese is the gastronomic product that most identifies the region, and Celorico da Beira is its capital.