"The door" Sortelha Things to Do Tip by micas_pt
Sortelha Things to Do: 17 reviews and 19 photos
The village is surrounded by the walls. On these walls, there are some entrances to the village, called doors. Some of them are called false doors, as they don't allow the passage - they overlook the gorge and have an iron grid to prevent accidents. Main entrance door to the village it's Porta da Vila (village door) and leads you to main square (after walking through a straight street), where Sortelha's major sites are situated: pelourinho, church, castle and stairs to go up the walls. Opposite to that door, it's the Porta Nova (new door). I used this one, as there was no one around and parking the car was very easy. This door leads you through a main street that finishes at the main square. Unlike most people arriving by the main door, I had some time by myself, which allowed me to quietly observe and wander around.