Caminha

It is bounded to the north by the Minho river and to the south by Viana do Castelo. This is the location of Caminha municipality, composed by 20 parishes. It is from here that the ferryboat takes passengers and some means of transport to the other side of the bank, to Spain. It is still possible to find traces of prehistoric civilizations, from which the Castro culture the most dominant was, to evidence its origins. Its landscape is marked by the Minho, Coura and Âncora rivers and by the green vegetation, in particular of the Serra d'Arga. This mixture becomes even more characteristic with its beaches – Moledo and Vila Praia de Âncora, much sought after in the bathing season. Also gastronomy plays a key role among Caminhas' attractions. The cabrito à Serra d'Arga (roasted lamb dish), sável frito (fried shad dish) and the arroz de lampreia (lamprey dish with rice), farinha de pau com bacalhau (codfish dish made with manioc flour), bolo de milho com sardinha (kind of sardine pizza made with corn bread and tomato sauce) and the caldeirada à pescador (typical fish stew) are some of the most requested dishes. In addition to the conventual sweets, we also recommend for you to taste the Caminhenses and the Mocas. The linen works are famous handicrafts of this area. Culturally, in addition to the typical festivals and fairs, Caminha offers a regular and varied events programe, which attracts numerous visitors.

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Design & Wine Hotel
Design & Wine Hotel

4 star

The interconnection between history and modernity is in relation to the design, because, this hotel unit is simple and contemporary, with straight lines and wh…

Rinoterra Minho
Rinoterra Minho

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Casa de Esteiró
Casa de Esteiró

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