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Pelourinho de Vila Real

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Avenida Carvalho de Araújo
5000, Vila Real

Vila Real

Standing on a pedestal with three steps, it has a base and an octagonal main part of the column. On it stands the four faced base, with arched windows. A high cupola with an iron cross that has a small flag.

Fragas de Panóias / Santuário de Panóias

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Lugar do Assento
5000-751, Assento

Vila Real

Roman rock sanctuary with four rocks which are dug tanks or sinks, as well as six stone inscriptions that allude to the cult rendered to various Indian, Oriental and Roman deities. Is classified as a national monument.

Jardim da Carreira

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Rua do Calvário
5000, Vila Real

Vila Real

A garden built in 1871, with shades of centenary trees, that offer pleasant leisure moments. In the centre, there is a statue of the writer Camilo Castelo Branco and, at the bottom, a fountain. This space has a fantastic view of a part of the city.

Igreja de São Domingos / Sé Catedral de Vila Real

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Avenida Carvalho de Araújo, 89
5000-657, Vila Real

Vila Real

With gothic characteristics, this temple has three naves divided on the façade by two counterforts. The portic is ogival with multiple archivolts, sided by two niches with sculptures. The high altar is baroque.

Capela de São Brás

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Largo dos Freitas
5000-651, Vila Real

Vila Real

The interior was transformed and it is belived that in one of the sarcophagues lies the famous warrior known as the Espadeiro (swordsman). The tomb has a sowrd between two half moons, simbolizing the legendary bravery of the Espadeiro and the city's arms. Currently, this chapel is part of the Church of Saint Denis.

Casa de Diogo Cão

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Rua Irmã Virtudes, 4
5000-651, Vila Real

Vila Real

According to tradition, this was the birthplace of the sea discovrer Diogo Cão, probably of the 15th century. It is a building with two floors and an exterior stairway under an arch.

Cascata de Galegos da Serra

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Galegos da Serra
5000, Galegos da Serra

Vila Real

In the Natural Park of Alvão, about 5 kilometres away from the centre of Vila Real, the 20 metres tall Galegos da Serra waterfall shows itself majestic. Due to the intense fracturation one can clearly view deep alterations in the granite. The mill of Ribeira de Arnal (road Agarez/Galegos da Serra) completes this unique watercolour of Trás-os-Montes.

Museu de Arqueologia e Numismática de Vila Real

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Avenida 1º de Maio
5000-564, Vila Real

Vila Real

A manor of the 18th century that was restored by the Town Council when it was decaying in order to install there the collections of ancient numismatics and archaeology of Father João Parente. The building was bought with money from the Town Hall and the help of donations from citizens. Here you can find one of the largest numismatic collections, as well as other archaeological artefacts.

Torre de Quintela

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Quintela
5000-773, Vila Real

Vila Real

A tower with a square plan, acceded by a portal with an arch and façades with openings. In the 14th century balcony windows and look-out posts that stand on small stones were added.

Palácio e Quinta de Mateus

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Largo Morgados de Mateus
5000-291, Vila Real

Vila Real

Located three kilometres away from the town's centre, it is part of a large property. Built in the middle of the 18th century by the architect Nicolau Nazoni, according to some authors, especially because of the baroque exuberance of the main façade. It is one of the few noble palaces that has remained with their original family owners to our days. A part of the house is open to pubic visits and has guided tours, a true house museum. During the visit, one views the noble salon, the library (with a book that is the first edition of The Lusíadas, …

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