(00351) 913 988 888
ARE E Portugal Regions E Central Portugal

Central Portugal

In this article, you'll find...
The central region of Portugal is made up of the districts of Aveiro, Viseu, Guarda, Coimbra, Leiria and Castelo Branco

The central region of Portugal is made up of the districts of Aveiro, Viseu, Guarda, Coimbra, Leiria and Castelo Branco

Portugal Central Region


The Centro region is known for the city of Coimbra, with its historic university designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal. Aveiro, referred to as the ‘Venice of Portugal’, Nazaré, renowned for its giant waves. Center inland, the site of Fátima is one of Portugal’s main attraction. Centro districts are Aveiro, Viseu, Guarda, Coimbra, Castelo Branco, and Leiria

District Largest City Second-largest City Third-largest City Fourth-largest City
Coimbra Coimbra Figueira da Foz Pombal Lousã
Viseu Viseu Lamego Tondela Mangualde
Guarda Guarda Seia Gouveia Pinhel
Leiria

Leiria

Leiria is a city known for its rivers, the beach, the pine forest of Leiria, the lagoons, the salt pans, the rock shelters, the religious architecture, the medieval buildings, the museums, the spas, the popular traditions, the crafts and the excellent gastronomy....

Aveiro

Aveiro

The city of Aveiro is known as “The Venice of Portugal” due to the large number of canals, bridges, moliceiros, boats typical of the region and its Ria. It is a Portuguese city located on the west coast of Portugal, its boundary to the north is the district of Porto,...

Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco, a Distinctive Jewel in Eastern Portugal Castelo Branco is a remarkable city tucked in the eastern region of Portugal, known as the capital of the district of Castelo Branco. It is home to approximately 31,000 inhabitants and offers a rich mix of...

Guarda

Guarda, an Intriguing Mix of History and Beauty in Northeastern Portugal Guarda is a historic city in the northeastern region of Portugal, known as the highest city in the country and the capital of the district of Guarda. With a population of roughly 42,000...

Coimbra

Coimbra, a Historic and Cultural Hub in Central Portugal Coimbra is a historic city nestled in the Centro region of Portugal, serving as the capital of the Coimbra District. With a population of roughly 143,000 residents, it beautifully fuses the allure of traditional...

Viseu

Viseu

Viseu is one of the main cities in the Center of Portugal region, with approximately 60,000 inhabitants, is classified as one of the European cities with the best quality of life, designated as Gastronomy Destination, distinguished for having the cleaner sidewalks,...

ARE E Portugal Regions E Central Portugal