This village's name had its origin at the Couto de Avão, since there was no bridge on the Alva river and the Moura brook and one could only enter the old town "a vau" (ad vadum). The poet-warrior Brás Garcia Mascarenhas, author of the epic poem Viriato (18th century) once lived here. These lands were inhabited by the romans, perhaps the founders of the now ruined castle. Among the monuments, a special note to the mother church, whose construction may have been ordered by Dom Afonso Henriques, a 16th century manor, a pillory and a chapel.
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