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Rua das Colmeias
Medieval bridge in granite located over the river Cávado, with only a round arch supporting a board quite changed, where still stands the original trestle bit pronounced and a remodel in the modern era, 17th century probably. The vestments are little care and the current floor was recently placed. In the soffit are some ashlars siglados, which, along with the toponymy, point to a Medieval chronology.
The recovery of the banks of the river Cávado has been made by zones, resulting in leisure spaces modern and very pleasant. In the upper deck is the central square, the children's playground, a space for extreme sports (rock climbing, skateboarding and rollerblading), a multi-purpose sports court, a multipurpose Court, a stage for shows and a bar. The Marginal Band presents a mirror of water, prepared with a removable Weir over the wall of the levada and a defence of the granite margin. Is still provided for the construction of a bicycle circuit, a mini golf field, a space to …
The inside of the temple it is still covered by glazed tiles. It is possible to access to the inside through a doorway with a plain arch with worked archivolts settled in imposts and overcome by a round opening tore on the main façade. This one is finished by a gable topped by a pinnacle and cross to which it was attached a bell tower.
Terreiro do Açougue, 5
Montalegre Castle represents an important point of border defense and ensured, along with the castles of Piconha and Keys, the defenses of the valleys of the Cávado and Tâmega. In 1273, the year of the first Charter granted the Montalegre by Dom Afonso III, the Castle did not yet exist, but in 1281, at least a part of it already stood in Montalegre, according a letter from d. Dinis d. Isabel. In the letter the King offered twelve castles, among which that of Montalegre. In 1289-1331, during the reign of d. Afonso IV, the castle is rebuilt. In the 19th …
Pitões das Junias
5470-370, Pitões das Junias
Cistercian Monastery which dates back probably to the 12th century, saving 40 important traces romantics, notably in longitudinal and Gothic church nave at the chancel. It is located on the right bank of the Campesinho River, at the point where the Mourela plateau meets the serra do Geres. Inside the Church identifies a major Altarpiece of Baroque style. Between the cloister and the cemetery, stands the Church of rectangular plant and with a chancel, a quota lower and narrower. On the main façade there is a double Bell ventana, flanked by two spires and topped by a cross and a …
A walk along the historic centre of Montalegre, with a special note to the Castle with its baroque carvings church and the chapel of Misericórdia.
Pitões de Júnias
5470, Pitões de Júnias
In this traditional village of the Lands of Barroso, one can still view typical cul covered houses. A special note to the church and the ruins of the beneditin convent of Saint Maria, a national monument, whose existence may date back to the 9th century and still has the romanesque portico of the old church by the convent. Near Pitões das Júnias there is a natural waterfall of rare beauty.