If jewelry, namely filigree, is the hallmark of the municipality, the Douro River is its main attraction. The Gondomar seafront is a true viewpoint, with terraces, walkways, marinas, river beaches and other sports and leisure facilities. It has a very rich architectural heritage, with emphasis on churches and manor houses. A must-visit are also the Multiusos de Gondomar, a fine example of contemporary architecture signed by Siza Vieira, and the Lugar do Escolha, which brings together the work of the painter Júlio Resende. Twice a year, there are two more reasons to visit: in October, the procession of Nossa Senhora do Rosário (or Festa das Nozes), and, between February and April, shad and lamprey, ex-libris of Gondomar's gastronomy.
What to do in Gondomar
Praia Fluvial da Lomba
Located on the left bank of the Douro River, it has an extensive beach and a bathing support area consisting of a First Aid Post, WC, changing rooms and Bar. The area surrounding the river beach offers its users the best equipment: parking, anchorage and a picnic area. It was distinguished by Quercus with the title “Golden Quality Beach”.
Parque Urbano de Rio Tinto
It is the largest green space in Rio Tinto, with an area of 36,500 square meters right in the center of the parish. It has leisure equipment, an amphitheater, a terrace, sports equipment, a playground, two skate parks and dog equipment. Another of the great attractions is the walkway that connects Rio Tinto to the Parque Oriental do Porto, perfect …
Lugar do Desenho - Fundação Júlio Resende
It brings together a collection of around two thousand drawings by the painter Júlio Resende. This space develops a vast educational service and promotes the most diverse cultural events, with emphasis on temporary exhibitions, concerts, conferences and workshops.
Parque Aventura & Trilho Ecológico – LIPOR
Located at Lipor's facilities in Baguim do Monte, this is an outdoor space promoting physical activity, healthy eating, respect for the environment and socializing. It has several services, such as a picnic area, a children's playground, an extreme park, a treetop circuit, a minigolf course, an ecological trail, among many others.
Igreja Matriz de Rio Tinto/ Igreja de São Cristovão
18th century church rebuilt in 1830. In 1758 it is referred to as belonging to the Monastery of São Cristóvão de Rio Tinto. In this temple, the fronts with tiles and panels of saints, the two towers and the carillon …
Quinta de Montezelo
This farm is made up of several outbuildings, namely, an annex to support farming and a wine press. A two-storey house stands out, one built in 1636 and the other in 1702, and a centuries-old magnolia tree. The entrance gate …
Centro de Educação Ambiental Quinta do Passal
In an old reclassified agricultural property, visitors are invited to discover the rural world and to adopt sustainable lifestyle habits and to protect the environment, through a set of educational and leisure activities. It has themed gardens, a picnic area, …
Passeios no Rio Douro
With a privileged position next to the Douro, there are tourist entertainment companies that provide unforgettable trips along the river, allowing the rental of boats, jet-skis, sailing, canoeing and rowing or, for the less adventurous, simply a pleasant cruise on …
Igreja de São Cosme e São Damião / Igreja Matriz de Gondomar
Baroque church consisting of a nave and a chancel, where a bell tower and a sacristy are adjacent. The portal is surmounted by an interrupted curved pediment, surmounted by a choir window and two niches with the images of São …
Multiusos de Gondomar
Designed by the world renowned Álvaro Siza Vieira, it is already a reference in contemporary architecture. Versatile building, it allows sporting, cultural, musical, children's and business events to be held.
Passadiço de Valbom
Pedestrian trail along the Douro River, between Ribeira de Abade and Gramido. Equipped with picnic areas, terraces, gardens and playgrounds, it is a perfect place for walks and other sports and leisure activities.
Parque da Quinta das Freiras
Green space with an area of 4.5 hectares and the ideal conditions for sports and leisure time. Those who visit can enjoy the shade of leafy trees, playground, picnic tables, tennis court and ping-pong table, street basket tables, ring and …
Museu Mineiro / Antiga Casa da Malta
The Mining Museum of S. Pedro da Cova is installed in one of the old Houses of Malta, built by the Companhia das Minas de Carvão, with the aim of housing miners from other lands – the "Maltese". Later, this …
Capela de Santo Isidoro
Small chapel from the 17th century, located at the top of Monte Crasto, a kind of natural fortress, with 194 meters of altitude and a beautiful panoramic view over Gondomar, Gaia and Porto. In front of the chapel, we can …
Where to eat in Gondomar
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