Experience the unique mountain culture of Portugal’s tallest Serra da Estrela (starry) mountain range through the Burel Factory and its two mountain hotels. These emblematic structures have become contemporary icons of design, hospitality and sustainability.
Learn about the production, history and uses of Portugal’s unique Burel wool on a guided tour through this working wool factory’s modern and vintage hand-operated looms and colorful mounds of wool bobbins.
Just up the hill from the factory you can immerse yourself in pure mountain air between granite boulders and mystical pine forests through 4-star Casa das Penhas Dourada Expedition Design Hotel and 5-star Casa de São Lourenço Luxury Panoramic Hotel, a refurbished manor house overlooking the Zêzere Glacier Valley. shadshshdsad