Category Archives: Norte

Ponte de Lima

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About Ponte de Lima Ponte de Lima is a market town on the south bank of the Lima River facing a magnificent Roman bridge with low arches. Its setting, together with a laid-back atmosphere makes it one of the loveliest … Continue reading

Valença

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About Valença Valença is situated in the far northwest of Portugal, on the left bank of the Minho River, from which the Minho district takes its name. It is essentially a frontier town – the river acting as a natural … Continue reading

Viana do Castelo

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About Viana do Castelo Situated close to the mouth of the river Lima, 65 kilometres to the north of Porto and 50 kilometres from the Spanish border at Valença, Viana do Castelo was founded in the thirteenth century by D. … Continue reading

Amarante

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About Amarante Although its origins are yet unknown, the city of Amarante has become an enchanting and truly inspirational destination for travellers who have been lured by the natural beauty and genuine character of this northern city. Located in Porto’s … Continue reading

Póvoa de Varzim

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About Póvoa de Varzim Póvoa de Varzim is a Portuguese city in the Norte Region and sub-region of Greater Porto, with a estimated population of 67,105. It is located in a sandy coastal plain, just south of Cape Santo André, … Continue reading

Chaves

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About Chaves Chaves is a provincial town in the north of Portugal on the River Tâmega, 10km from Portugal’s northern border with Spain. Chaves is located in the district of Vila Real, in a historic region called Tras-os-Montes. Braga and … Continue reading

Gondomar – Cidade dos joalheiros

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About Gondomar Situated about 8 km east of Porto, the town of Gondomar is famous for the work of its goldsmiths. The tradition is many centuries old and is believed by some to date back as far as the Visigoths … Continue reading

Porto – Cidade Invicta

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About Porto Porto, or Oporto, is Portugal’s second largest city and capital of Portugal’s beguiling north. Porto was selected the 2001 European Capital of Culture. Famed for its rich port wine and riverside hills, the northerly city of Porto features … Continue reading