Lousada

The municipality of Lousada, inserted in the region of Vale do Sousa, presents a set of very important Romanesque-style buildings, which you can meet through the Romanesque Route. This route is in fact one of the main tourist attractions of the municipality. But when visiting this territory, you can't help noticing other no less important historical landmarks: pillories, bridges, aqueducts, and manors. A visit to the Museu Vivo Engenho do Linho (Flax Museum), located in the Casais mill, reveals the whole cycle of production of flax to lovers of handmade crafts and customs. The embroidery, weaving, basketry, clog making and tinsmith also encompass the range of arts that you can find in artisan shops scattered throughout the region. Once in Lousada, try to taste the best of the local gastronomy. The sheep, the roast lamb and rice are mandatory traditional dishes, that you may accompany with a refreshing vinho verde. The Festival of Senhor dos Aflitos, which takes place on the last weekend of July, keeps on being the busiest popular festivity of the year, where a lot of musical and street performances for the whole family are organized.

Best Of Lousada

Aqueduto de Nevogilde

Lousada

A simple aqueduct, approximately 100 metres long, over the Mesio river and an agricultural land. It is well preserved and is the only aqueduct in the entire Lousada parish.

Capela do Senhor dos Aflitos

Lousada

This baroque chapel is located in the centre of the village, atop the hill that has the same name.

Casa de Juste

Lousada

A manor with a chapel with architectural features that range from medieval to baroque, located in a farm of the Sousa Valley region, with 6 vineyard hectares, that currently produces green wine (a wine typical of Northwestern Portugal). It belongs ...

Eurocircuito de Lousada

Lousada

Motor sports circuit located in the municipality of Lousada, in Portugal. Its floor is 40% of clay and 60% of tar. The Eurocircuit is used in many regional, national and even international ralicross competitions.

Igreja de Santa Maria de Meinedo

Lousada

The date of construction of this temple is estimated to have been in 1262, judging from the patent application at the entrance, although it may correspond to the reconstruction of an ancient monastery of an eremitical 11th century which, in ...

Igreja do Salvador de Aveleda

Lousada

The first documentary reference to this temple dates back to 1177 when Vela Rana, heir of Egas Moniz and Teresa Afonso, donates his assets in Lousada at the Savior's Monastery of Paço de Sousa. Subsequently, the patron saint of the ...

Igreja Matriz de Pias

Lousada

Church displays altars in Baroque carved Johannite and figurative tiles fill the walls. Includes a Bell Tower and a Bell Tower, whose construction is later than the Church. Built in 1736.

Igreja Matriz de São Miguel

Lousada

The Igreja Matriz de São Miguel, of small dimensions, lies about half a hillside and still retains traces of the Romanesque building. Has two bells. It is very visited during the celebration of Feasts of St. Michael, which takes place ...

Jardim de Lousada

Lousada

A garden with many tall trees that offer a lot of shade. Located in the town's centre, around the church of the Senhor dos Aflitos. It has many benches and a small children's playground.

Jardim de Sousela

Lousada

A garden located in the centre of the parish with about 300 m2. Just a few small trees, thus not much shade. It is crossed by a small brook. It has tables, benches and a barbecue.

Junior's Club

Lousada

A children's amusement park with several amusement equipments, namely the inssuflated park. There is a space for birthday parties.

Monte do Senhor dos Aflitos

Lousada

In the centree of the Lousada village there is this small hill with a beautiful landscape and pleasant shadowy spaces, plus plenty of quietness.

Museu Vivo Engenho do Linho

Lousada

The living museum of the flax Mill, located in the mill of Couples, offers the possibility of knowing the flax production cycle. Fueled by a strong carried the mill is, throughout their set, a magnificent specimen. The linen was for ...

Pelourinho de Lousada

Lousada

A pillory that stands on a pedestal with three steps from where a solomonic column emerges. It is finalized by a cylindric chapiter topped by a trunk-pyramid ending.

Ponte de Espindo

Lousada

Although their dating is difficult, it is assumed to have been built during the late Romanesque judging by the constructive technique, presenting a Gothic character around the Board in easel. Formed by a single round arch, with the pillars leaving ...

Ponte de Vilela

Lousada

Although difficult to date, the construction of this bridge can be between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries considering the respective technical and constructive characteristics and judging by the references in the Parish Memories of 1758. However, it may have been ...

Rota do Românico do Vale do Sousa

Lousada

The route of the Romanesque of the Sousa Valley seeks to make known an important and valuable heritage consisting of Romanesque buildings. The route offers a wide range of tourist offers, which can be combined with various suggestions, culture to gastronomy, adventure tourism or for a horse ride.

Torre de Vilar

Lousada

Built between the second half of the 13th century and early 14TH century, the Tower of Vilar is a symbol of Lordly power over the territory and proof of the existence of a "domus fortis", a fortified manor house in ...