The best places in Portugal to observe the night sky

Vista do céu austral. Créditos ESO/H. Dahle
Credits ESO/H. Dahle

Please, be aware that some of these places are not easily accessible, and the accommodation facilities might be limited.

North Region

Bragança District


Serra de Montesinho

 

Serra da Nogueira

 

Vale do Tua

 

Viana do Castelo District


Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, Porta do Mezio (Arcos de Valdevez)

 

Centre Region

Coimbra District


Serra do Açor

 

Guarda District


Castelo Rodrigo

 

Serra da Malcata

 

Santarém District


Constância

 

Coruche

 

South Region

Évora and Beja Districts


Aljustrel, Messejana

 

Barrancos, Amareleja and Castelo de Noudar

 

Monsaraz

 

Serpa

 

Portalegre District


Castelo de Vide

 

Setúbal District


Albufeira da Barragem do Pego do Altar, Santa Susana

 

Azores Archipelago

[To be updated]

 

Madeira Archipelago

[To be updated]


Information gathered with the collaboration of Cédric Pereira, Raul Lima and Nelson Nunes.