"No other protected area showcases the contrasting seasons as vividly as Montesinho."
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – December 2004, Magazine No. 45
Montesinho Natural Park is one of the country’s largest natural parks. It is located in the region of Trás – os – Montes (in the Northeast region), encompassing the northern part of the councils of Bragança and Vinhais, which make up the so-called “Terra Fria Transmontana” (Cold Land of Trás-os-Montes). The park features two large mountains – Serra da Coroa (west side) and Serra de Montesinho (east side), which names the Park.