municipality and city in Portugal

Pinhel is a city and a municipality of almost 10,000 people (2011) in central Portugal, known as the "Cidade Falcão" for its castle near the Côa river valley.

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Pinhel (/piˈɲɛl/, pee-NYEHL) municipality has 9,627 residents (2011), with about 3,500 in the city proper.

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View over the town
  • Chief roadway: A25 from Vilar Formoso to Aveiro.

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Map of Pinhel

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Castle of Pinhel

During spring the almond (amendoeiras) trees blossom, especially around the town of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.

  • 1 Castle of Pinhel (Castelo de Pinhel). It has been listed as a Monumento Nacional National monument since 1950. It sits on a hill (overlooking the Côa river and Marofa mountain), and is one of the more important castles along the Côa river Valley.    

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Feira das Tradições (Traditions Fair) in February every year; thousands visit it.

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The Wines of Pinhel are well known.

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  • 1 Casas do Juízo, Rua de São Lourenço, Vale do Côa, Juízo, +351 927 585 758, . Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 11:00. Three-star rural complex of 8 houses with swimming pool, concierge, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €63-99.

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Next visit Almeida and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, also Castelo Rodrigo.

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