Torre de Vilar

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 Vale do Sousa. It is a five-story building with granite Ashlar. The lighting of this tower was made through loopholes of the Romanesque style and access through an arch with tympanum. Underwent restoration between 2005 and 2006 as part of the Route of the Romanesque of the Sousa Valley.


Lugar da Torre
4620-886,Vilar do Torno e Alentém


  • Easy external parking
  • Towers
  • Visitable (with a guide)
  • True

    opening hours

  • wednesday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • thursday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • friday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • saturday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • sunday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00

Monuments near Torre de Vilar

Aqueduto de Nevogilde

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 Lo…

Capela do Senhor dos Aflitos

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

Castro de São Domingos

A celtic village with several ruin areas along the São Domingos Hill. A special note to the ruins of the ancient balnearies.

Igreja de Santa Maria de Meinedo

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 t…

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