Amares

Amares is one of the 14 municipalities of Braga's district. Composed of 24 parishes, its landscape is markedly rural, being characterized by the passage of the Cávado and Homem rivers. Its tower houses, the Roman bridges and the main religious monuments (which make up the Rendufe-Bouro-Abadia triangle) and the Termas de Caldelas (Caldelas Thermal Spa and Baths), that annually welcomes numerous spa lovers thanks to the qualities of its waters, are all considered valuable points of attraction. Birthplace of historical figures, such as D. Gualdim Pais, D. Mendo Moniz and the poet Sá de Miranda, it is also in Amares that the famous Vinhos Verdes (green wines) are produced. They are unique in terms of their digestive properties and they are highly sought after, especially in the summer, due to the lightness and freshness that perfectly combines with the flavors of Minho's cuisine. Sarrabulho (dish made with blood and different types of meat), rojões (dish made with fried pork meat) and arroz de “pica-no-chão” (dish made with rice, meat and blood) are the most wanted delicacies. Land of good oranges, Amares also asserts itself with its handicrafts: linen artworks, wool and cotton blankets, baskets, rugs, paintings of dried fruit shells, wood artworks, among others, are present items in every local craft fair.

Where to eat in Amares

What to do in Amares

Where to sleep in Amares

Pousada Mosteiro de Amares
Pousada Mosteiro de Amares

Historic inn

The Pousade de Santa Maria do Bouro, Amares, was a 12th-century former monastery of the Cistercian order, which was fully recovered and turned in one of the mo…

Casa da Luz
Casa da Luz

Stone House with two bedrooms, living room and kitchen. It also has a threshing floor in stone and garden.

Casa da Urze
Casa da Urze

Granite House with a fabulous panoramic views. Situated next to the Roman Geira.

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