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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  • We were here early December, with cool weather and short daylight hours. The sunset was around 5.30 pm, so leaving our hotel in Braga at 10.00 am gives us around five hours (excluding the to and fro.....  more »
  • We are senior citizen. I recommend to people over 70 who can not take long walks to ride the car to all interest points. We suggest to drtive through the park to pass to spain this is an amazing...  more »
  • Gorgeous natural area, Portugal's own green lung! Days and days and days of beautiful sights, peaceful spots, and all the excitement and activities you may want or need. No matter how many times you came already, there's is something more to see and do. I'd say we need over a decade to really get to know this gorgeous place 😁
  • Just incredible. There's so much to see, we only visited a fraction of the park and were impressed. When you drive your car there, you have to take it slowly - the roads are sometimes extremely narrow. But the park is worth taking your time.
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