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LORIGA – LAND OF VIRIATHUS AND THE CAPITAL OF THE SNOW IN PORTUGAL
Loriga is an ancient, beautiful and historic small portuguese town, located in the Serra da Estrela mountains.
Known as Lobriga by the Lusitanians and Lorica by the Romans, it is more than 2600 years old.
Notable people from Loriga include Viriathus ( known as Viriato in Portuguese ), a famous Lusitanian leader and portuguese national hero.
Loriga as enormous touristics potentialities and they are the only ski resort and ski trails existing in Portugal ( Loriga is the Lusian Capital and the capital of the snow in Portugal ).
Loriga is a small town in Portugal located in Guarda District.
Loriga is 20 km away from the village of Seia, 40 km away from Viseu, 80 km away
from Guarda and 320 km from Lisbon. It is nestled in the Serra da Estrela
It is known as the "Portuguese Switzerland" due to its landscape: a small town
surrounded by mountains.
Known to be settled by the Lusitanians, the town is more than 2600 years old and
was part of the Roman province of Lusitania. It was known as Lobriga by the
Lusitanians and Lorica by the Romans.
Loriga became a textile manufacturing center in the begin-19th century. While that
industry has since dissipated, today the town attracts a sizable tourist trade
due to its picturesque scenery and vicinity to the Serra da Estrela Ski Resort, the only
ski center in Portugal, totally inside the town limits.
Loriga and Portugal history
- Carregado: 8 de Fevereiro de 2010
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