This time the mountain was closed due to a recent snowfall, and Lagoa Comprida was the highest point that we could reach.
We used the time browsing the local stall and noticed that, in a tight space, they have everything to make us feel... comfortable, from leather jackets, caps or gloves, to the excellent local cheese or a strong hot drink.
Maybe many crafts are made in China, but this is the appropriate place to make customers appreciate them.
The biggest Portuguese dog is named "Serra da Estrela" a very big and peaceful dog.
It was trained to help the shepherds with the cattle, but its impressive image and good behavior made him a very appreciated guard for farms and villas.
It's easy to buy a dog, and there are several selling points in the mountain.