Felgueiras

The municipality of Felgueiras, located in the northern region of Vale do Sousa, is famous for being one of the capitals of the Portuguese footwear. This sector therefore occupies a prominent role in the local economy, although agriculture, vinho verde production and crafts are also important activities. It consists of four urban centers: the city of Felgueiras, the city of Lixa, the village of Barrosas and the village of Longra. As regards tourism, the municipality is integrated in what is one of the most interesting routes of Portugal: the route of the Romanesque of the Sousa valley. The visit to the imposing monastery of Santa Maria de Pombeiro - with Romanesque style and Gothic features – is mandatory. For nature and heritage lovers, there are two pedestrian routes – “Caminhos Medievais" ("Medieval Paths") or “Caminhos verdes” ("Green Paths") – which give you the opportunity to meet the main wonders of the municipality in a short time. Felgueiras wealth is manifested also in its ethnographic heritage: fairs, festivals or fairs. The emphasis goes to the traditional county festivals in honor of São Pedro. The highlight of the festivity is on June 29th, when celebrating the municipal holiday. Lixa's event of the year is the feast of Nossa Senhora das Vitórias. The regional embroidery remains one of the richest traditions in the municipality. The ponto de nó, cross stitch, the bordado a cheio and the sieve are genuine examples of this artisanal product. At the table, you will find the very typical cozido à portuguesa (kind of stew with different types of meat and sausages, potatoes and cabbage) and the bacalhau and arroz de cabidela (kind of rice stew with codfish) very often in the menus. The freshness and intensity of the regional Vinho Verde is the ideal company. The most famous of the local sweets is the unmissable Pão-de-ló de Margaride (kind of sponge cake).

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4615 Hotel
4615 Hotel

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Quinta do Mosteiro
Quinta do Mosteiro

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