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Casa de São Lourenço is located in Serra da Estrela, above the village of Manteigas, at km 49.3 of National Road 232.
There are two possibilities to reach Casa de São Lourenço: one through the longest and most panoramic EN 232, which is taken at the beginning of the Village of Manteigas, next to the Tourist Office, before reaching the Natural Park headquarters, in the direction of Gouveia; another, shorter, also panoramic, through the Forest Road. To get to Forest Road take the village’s main street that is to the left of the gas pumps at the entrance of the village. Follow the main street to St. Peter’s Church and the Bandstand. Then turn right immediately, a cobbled street to climb. You will find at the entrance of this street the signs of Casa das Penhas Douradas. Follow them. If you have any questions, follow the signs indicating Gouveia, Seia or Pousada. The direction is the same. It is 10 km up the hill to Casa de São Lourenço, which is located at EN 232, at km 49.3.
Take the EN 232 towards Manteigas. Casa de São Lourenço is located at km 49,3 of EN 232.
Take the EN 339 towards Torre and Covilhã; before reaching Sabugueiro you will find on the left the EN 339-1 that leads to Manteigas and connects in the EN 232; entering EN 232, about 10 km further on, is the Casa de São Lourenço, exactly at km 49.3 of EN 232.
Take EN 339, go up to Penhas da Saúde and, 3 km ahead, turn right on EN 338 towards Manteigas. From Manteigas take the EN 232 towards Gouveia. Casa de São Lourenço is located at km 49.3 of EN 232.
If you come from...
Take the A1 and exit towards Abrantes and Castelo Branco, entering the A23; on the A23 take the exit for Manteigas to Km 192 (it is marked as such) and take the EN 232 to Manteigas; from the Villa go up towards Gouveia on the EN 232. Casa de São Lourenço is located at km 49.3 of EN 232.
Take the A1, exit onto the A25 in the direction of Viseu, following to Mangualde; then take the EN 232 to Gouveia; do not enter the city center and continue on the same road towards Manteigas that takes you to Casa de São Lourenço, located at km 49.3 of EN 232.
Take the IC2, enter the IP3, then take the IC12 until Nelas; in Nelas take EN 231 to Seia; from Seia take the EN 339 towards Torre and Covilhã; before reaching the Sabugueiro you will find on the left the EN 339-1 that leads to Manteigas, that connects in the EN 232; entering EN 232, about 10 km further on, is the Casa de São Lourenço, exactly at km 49.3 of EN 232.