Photographer's Note

The Historical Village of Sortelha is one of the twelve classified historic villages of Portugal, and is located in the municipality of Sabugal in the district of Guarda, is an amazing village with stone houses, narrow streets and alleys, enclosed by a fence and guarded by walls a century castle overlooking. XIII. It is the most beautiful and ancient towns of the country, whose course remained intact in the last five hundred years. Situated in a high point, 760 m altitude in a region of rugged terrain and granite are identified traces of human presence in the region, dating back to prehistory.
At the end of the century. XX, Sortelha around the target of rehabilitation of houses, streets and monuments, which allow you to obtain the status of one of the best preserved historic villages in the country.
A visit to Sortelha only allow us to think that we came back we stopped in time and in history. Here we find one of the most beautiful villages of Portugal, hidden and protected in the imposing walls of its castle.
Traditional houses, meticulously restored and allow the visitor to tour its winding streets and adventure, which he won, by the castle walls.

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