The Sortelha Castle is located in the village with the same name, 

Built on a granite massif in a dominant position over the Ribacôa valley, the area between the Meseta Ibérica and the depression of Cova da Beira, it is part of what is considered one of the best preserved Historical Villages of Beira Interior.

The primitive human occupation of the place dates back to prehistory, possibly to a Neolithic castro. Attracted by the mineral wealth of the region and the strategic location of the site, it would have been successively occupied by Romans, Visigoths and Muslims.