The first you notice about this Serra da Estrela video is the unexploited and raw nature of its territory. A landscape that hasn’t changed in the last 10 thousand years, sculpted only by the elements into a smooth arrangement of high altitude plateaus. In the midst of its protruding round granite formations called Fragas, a hand full of tiny heritage villages are scattered among high altitude forests, waterfalls, natural lakes and glacier valleys.

In this Serra da Estrela Video, you can see the a reality of an area which is inhabited by very few people. These communities still embody the shepherd heritage of the Serra da Estrela. More so, it provides you a glimpse into an almost uninfluenced Portugal. You see it’s not only its territory but also its people who are raw too. This story is narrated by a young boy, who only is at the top of his class in school, he loves being a weekend Sheppard. Probably the youngest herder in Portugal, he refuses to be sucked into the screen of his mobile phone and gracefully accepts his family’s open-air Serra da Estrela heritage.

The Serra da Estrela video was filmed in 4k UHD.

This Serra da Estrela Video is a part of a series of 8 posts I wrote based on my journey to Serra da Estrela on January 2016. Please find the links o the other articles bellow:

Serra da Estrela Nature

Serra da Estrela Adventure Sports

Serra da Estrela Food & Wine

Serra da Estrela Restaurants

Serra da Estrela Wool

Serra da Estrela Heritage

Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel

This project was made under the partnership between myself and the Centro de Portugal Tourism Bureau. All opinions are my own.

Copyright and all rights reserved to & Luis Graciano & Imagens do Século

Video Credits:
Concept by Nelson Carvalheiro
Produced by Imagens do Século
Recorded by Luis Graciano
Edited by Joana Cunha & Luis Graciano