Covilha is an inland city located in the Centro Region of Portugal, subregion of Beira Interior. The position of the city, near the border with Spain, allows for a great opportunity to discover all the Iberian Peninsula.

In the XX century, Covilhã was one of the most developed industrial poles of Portugal, the industrial activity was mostly related to the wool collected from the Serra da Estrela flocks. The industrial wool related activity originated one of the most known nicknames of the city, The Portuguese Manchester.