A Polar Startrail in the Arms of a Noudar Tree
Included in the great Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve – ﬁrst site in the world to receive the “Starlight Tourism Destination” certiﬁcation – Noudar Natural Park is located in a farm estate called Herdade da Coitadinha spreads across 1000 hectare, ‘over-the-hills’ between the winding rivers Ardila and Múrtega and lodged among hills and summits near the town of Barrancos (Alentejo, Portugal) and in the border with Spain. The road from the Park’s entrance to the Noudar Castle goes through an extensive holm oak grove (‘montado’) area, ending with a majestic view over the water lines. In Noudar, life presents itself in a state of wilderness and absolute purity.
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Alqueva is the ﬁrst site in the world to receive the “Starlight Tourism Destination” certiﬁcation. This certiﬁcation, awarded by the Starlight Foundation is supported by UNESCO, UNWTO and IAC. Starlight destinations are visitable places characterized by excellent quality for the contemplation of starry skies, and the practice of tourist activities based on this resource.