4. Manteigas

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Manteigas is a small town in Serra de Estrela, a range with the highest peaks in mainland Portugal. (The very highest mountain in Portugal is on the island Pico, out on the Azores in the Atlantic.) Manteigas is a good base for walks in the area, even if the town as such is not very remarkable. There are some hot springs just outside, but I never made over to those. The picture is taken from my hotel room. A piece of curio: Manteigas means butter in English.