An urban-type settlement in Portugal, the center of the homonymous municipality in the district of Guarda. According to the old administrative division was part of the province of Beira Alta. Included in economic and statistical subregion Beira Interior Norte, which is part of the Central region.
The Park is located in the Serra da Estrela natural Park and includes the very highest part of the ridge with the mountain tower, the highest point in continental Portugal. More than half the Park is situated at an altitude of over 700 meters above sea level. In the Park are the sources of the rivers Mondego, zêzere and Alva.