The municipality of Fafe, located at baixo Minho region, still preserves some rurality marks. In fact, this territory has marks of a rural aristocracy that left a visible heritage all over the county, particularly in the coats of some manors. Going back in time, you can observe that ancient populations like the Romans or Lusitanians also helped to form the region's "shape". The landscape is diverse and varies between valleys with fertile soils and mountains more conducive to pastoralism. The Casa Municipal da Cultura deserves a visit from a cultural point of view. This renovated historic building hosts in our days, between exhibitions and cultural events, the Museu das Migrações e das Comunidades (Museum of Migrations and Communities) and the Museu da Imprensa de Fafe (Fafe Press Museum). Don't miss the opportunity to observe one of the symbols of the city, the monument to the "Justice of Fafe", that somehow characterizes the punisher character of the fafenses, summed up in the motto "Com Fafe ninguém fanfe" ("With Fafe no one "fanfe"" - justice will be made by the hands of the people). In relation to the natural heritage, the highlight goes to the refreshing albufeira of Queimadela, which is bathed by Vizela river and that has beautiful river beaches and suitable locations for water sports. In its vicinity there is the Aldeia do Pontido village. It was fully recovered and is an excellent choice for all those seeking tourism in rural areas. The Feiras Francas (Tax-free Fairs) in may, a tradition that dates back to the late 17th century, constitute the most important cultural tradition in the municipality, from which the maximum exponent is the municipal holiday of May 16th. In a more religious context, you can go to the Festa da Nossa Senhora de Antime, in July, that receives thousands of believers to take part in the procession in honor of the Patron Saint. The region is primarily famous for the tender and tasty roasted veal, served with vinho verde of the region. For a sweet finish there is nothing like a taste of Fornelos regional sweets.
Where to eat in Fafe
A welcoming space that serves regional home made food at moderate prices.
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What to do in Fafe
Albufeira da Queimadela
A dam on the Vizela river, on the Ave river basin, with leisure and fishing areas. Non-polluting sports are permitted.
Trilho do Vento
The trail of the wind is a small pedestrian route that has beginning and end in Windfarm substation from the Highlands of Fafe, in place of the lagoon, in Fafe. It was created with the aim of improving the knowledge …
Palacete da Companhia de Fiação e Jardim
This building is a testimony from the imported architecture in the beginning of the 20th century. It was outlined by a German architecture for the company Fiação e Tecido (Yarn spinning and cloth) from Fafe. IT is formed by several …
Igreja de São Romão de Arões
This church was constructed on the 12th century in Romanic style but presenting gothic outline. On the inside of the temple it stands out the triumphal arch with broken archivolts settled in decorated capitals with Romanic motifs. The ceiling has …
Monumento à Justiça de Fafe
Opened in 1981, the monument to the "Justice of Fafe" is one of the greatest symbols of the town. Is in fact associated with a long and curious legend known in Fafe.
Doçaria de Fornelos
A "Doçaria de Fornelos" é conhecida pelo famoso pão-de-ló, entre outros doces regionais. É ponto obrigatório para todos aqueles que procuram levar de recordação os doces tradicionais do concelho de Fafe.
Casa Municipal de Cultura
A space with several art related activities. It has regular inema sessions promoted by the Cinema Club of Fafe.
Parque de Cidade de Porto Seguro
A park with vegetation, a belvedere, a fitness circuit and a picnic area. There are spaces for playing traditional games.
Rilhadas Complexo Turístico
A tourism complex with apartments, restaurants, sports and plenty of animation. It has lush vegetation and fresh air, togther with lots of adrenalin. Besides the most pleasant rooms, there is golf, tennis and a kartodrome. For the boldest, there is …
Praia Fluvial de Ruivães e Moreira do rei
A countryside space surrounded by nature and rusticity.
Pista de Cicloturismo de Fafe
One may walk, run, skate or ride a bicycle on this track. The traffic is closed to motorized vehicles.
Museu das Migrações e das Comunidades
A museum with several thematic rooms, such as the memory room, the diaspora and the knowledge, among others. They all aim to show the historical importance of migrations to Portugal.
Museu Regional do Automóvel de Fafe
In this museum you wil re-live the past of the motor vehicles. It aims to divulge and value old cars and is an important local atraction. Here students can get acquainted with the technological evolution of cars.
Jardim do Calvário
A garden with luxurious trees. There is a bandstand in the Art Nouveau style and a lake with a bridge.
Rota dos Espigueiros
The Rota dos Espigueiros (Espigueiros Trail) is a small pedestrian trail, 14 km long, along magnificent pathways between the villages of Bastelo and Várzea Cova.
Aldeia do Pontido
Distributed by the banks of the river Vizela, Aldeia do Pontido provides a unique experience of tourism in rural areas. After three decades of total isolation, the village was completely rebuilt. Here, nature's appeal is irresistible, being ideal for diving …
Where to sleep in Fafe
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