Peneda-Geres National Park, Peneda-Geres National Park

The Peneda-Gerês National Park, also known simply as Gerês, is the only national park in Portugal . It is located in the Norte region, in the northwest of Portugal, specifically in the districts of Viana do Castelo, Braga, and Vila Real.
The park was created on 8 May 1971 due to its national and international scientific interest, with the aim to protect the soil, water, flora, fauna, and landscape, while preserving its value to the existent human and natural resources. Education and tourism are also goals of the park.
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  • Like so many places in Portugal, easy going friendly people, happy to let you explore, come up with good food and drink. Found great mammals, birds, reptiles and insects, many of which i had never see...  more »
  • Beautiful experience. The roads date back to woods, waterfalls and breathtaking views over Portugal and Spain, to the boundary dividing the two states. Almost untouched nature but easily reachable. For real lovers of nature and landscapes.
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  • Absolutely stunning! We went with our family and we had kids. All of us had a fantastic time. Would definitely recommend it.
  • Great place for hiking. Paths are clearly marked with stripes or rocks accordingly. There are plenty of (natural) fountains available to replenish your water supply. Every now and then you also pass a beautiful waterfall. In Erminada you can also do some basic shopping concerning food and other supplies. I can only recommend this parc.
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