AltaVista

What to visit in Northern Portugal?

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AltaVista :: Villa

Take the opportunity to stay in this house, with an excellent location accompanied by the stunning view over the valley that will calm you from the stress of everyday life.

Canto Marinho Beach

"The beach of Canto Marinho is in the wild and with a reduced infrastructure, it provides hiking lovers with an interpretive route where it is possible to observe testimonies and memories of the last 2 million years of Earth's History" Viana do Castelo

Bom Jesus

This Catholic sanctuary dedicated to Senhor Bom Jesus is an architectural-landscape ensemble made up of a church, a staircase where the Via Sacra do Bom Jesus develops, an area of forest and can be seen from our tourist house.

Barcelos Fair

"No visit to the north of Portugal will be complete without passing through a fair and the Barcelos Fair". Here you can go back in time and find an old fair, you can find the sale of everything, vegetables, trees, figurines from Barcelos, furniture, fabrics, clothes, ceramics and much more ...

Escondidinho P.de Lima

From the oldest taverns with the same concept, it is mandatory to have a bread and a glass of white Vinho Verde

Santa Luzia

At the top of Monte de Santa Luzia, in Viana do Castelo, the Basilica of Santa Luzia, finished being built in 1943, with a project by the architect, Miguel Ventura Terra, dedicated to the lawyer of the sight, was built by the Captain of Cavalry Luís de Andrade e Sousa after a vision problem.

Ponte de Lima

Six kilometers south of Monção, it is part of a vast rural property, divided between 18 hectares of vineyards, eight of forest and three of gardens. This sumptuous palace is an exponent of the noble houses in the country.

Funicular de Santa Luzia

Overcoming a difference of 160 meters, in six to seven minutes, the trip on the Santa Luzia Funicular is the longest of all the funiculars in the country, with its 650 meters, having more than twice the distance of what follows, here you can enjoy the view over the city of Viana do Castelo

Museu do Traje

The museum's collection consists, for the most part, of a set of popular rural costumes in the municipality of Viana do Castelo (namely Sunday, party, work, doh and bride) that translate, through their originality, creativity and diversity of techniques and raw materials that go into its making,

a unique culture and identified with the Alto Minho.

Confeitaria Natário

"Whoever has never eaten a Natário's ball, does not know what a real Berlin ball is. From here, about a thousand balls come out overflowing with a sweet tooth. They are so good that lines are formed at the door and there are those who go on an excursion to Viana just to eat them. "

Penha

A symbol of faith and a lighthouse in Guimarães, the Sanctuary of Penha is a monument of singular beauty and architectural and religious value.

The Sanctuary of Penha is a unique example of Marques da Silva's religious architecture.

AltaVista :: Living Room

The cellar of a farmers' house has been transformed into a Living Room, where you can find the best of Portugal and the world, it will certainly be well received and can disturb our Vinho Verde, Petisco and sometimes live music.

Ponte de Lima

A Vila piped to the edge of the river of forgetfulness, take the opportunity to go to the end of the day to cross the bridge and sit on one of the benches on Avenida dos Plátanos.

Mosteiro de Tibães

Throughout its history, and given its importance in the Portuguese Empire , the monastery brought together the largest and most valuable estate in the region. It stood out from painting , sculpture and sacred art , to a vast collection of books on various topics.

Escondidinho

If you want to have a unique experience of a Portuguese tavern with traditional food and a very own curry, be sure to stop by Escodidinho de Barcelos at lunch time.

Lagoas de Bertiandos

Ponte de Lima is a village known for its hospitality and gastronomy, so have lunch there and at the end of a stroll through the lagoons and merge with nature.

Fortaleza de Valença

The most evident history and origins of the development of Valença are closely linked to the presence of King D. Sancho I.

An important Roman pilgrimage route passes through here towards the tomb of Santiago, to which pilgrims and travelers from all over the Iberian Peninsula converged.

Pincho

Pincho is located in the parish of S. Lourenço da Montaria, although it is considerably easier to access it through the neighboring parish of Amonde.

A secret kept by all, so if you go there, respect and let yourself be enchanted by this little corner of Portugal.

Sé de Braga

It constitutes the seat of the bishopric founded, according to tradition, by São Tiago Maior who here left his disciple, São Pedro de Rates , as the first bishop. Due to this apostolic origin it is considered as Sacrossanta Primacial Basilica of the Iberian Peninsula , and its Archbishop , Primate of Spain . It has its own liturgy , the Braga liturgy .

Toy Museum

The Portuguese Toy Museum, is installed in Casa do Arnado, in Largo da Alegria in Ponte de Lima , Portugal .

In its collection it presents, in chronological order, Portuguese toys from the end of the 19th century until 1986 .

Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês

The Peneda-Gerês National Park is in the north of Portugal, close to the Spanish border. Its rugged hills are home to deer, wolves and golden eagles. The trails include a Roman road full of landmarks. The 7th century Gerês spa resort is nearby. Lindoso is a traditional parish with a medieval castle and granaries in stone. To the north, the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Peneda, from the 19th century, is at the top of a huge staircase.

Castelo de Guimarães

In a dominant position, overlooking the Campo de São Mamede, this monument is linked to the foundation of the Portucalense County and to the struggles for independence from Portugal, being popularly designated as the birthplace of nationality.