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Covilhã: an Exciting Destination

Covilhã: a factory town. With over 150 years of history and located at the foot of the Serra da Estrela, Covilhã is a rare example of a ‘mountain city’.

Known for its industrial woollen heritage, which has shaped its social and historical identity, Covilhã’s urban landscape is unmistakable. It is the capital of urban art in central Portugal, where wool has inspired countless artistic creations from all over the world, which have transformed and given a new look to the city’s streets.

From the factories to the University, which welcomes hundreds of students every year, history is everywhere. Covilhã was recently included in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, and its wool heritage is the factor that has shaped and restructured the city’s image into one of the richest cultural centres in the country.

An avant-garde jewel that turns the legacy of the past into a catalyst for an innovative, contemporary and progressive future.