Gondomar

The name "Gondomar" is attributed to the Visigoth King "Gundemaro", who, in 610, must have founded here a hunting ground and gave its name to the village. However, traces have never been found proving the passing of the Visigoths. Another theory relates it to the toponym "Gumades" (gold mine), which directly derives from the Latin term "Gundimarus". A gold-rich land, that since the Roman periods has gold mines. At that time, it were the slaves who did its exploration. Nowadays, the mines are disabled, but they were still used, until a few years ago, to extract coal. In spite furniture industry and agriculture also have expression in the region, the jewellery (including filigree) is undoubtedly the activity that gives more visibility to the town. The Gondomarense cuisine is closely linked to the fishing tradition in the municipality, including, therefore, the shad and lamprey, served between January and April. Try the lampreia à bordalesa (eel stew with rice), o arroz de lampreia (eel rice), o sável no espeto (shad kebab) and the açorda de milharas (kind of corn bread porridge).

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