Paredes

Inserted in the Sousa Valley yet only a few minutes away from the Grand Harbour, the municipality of Paredes is a happy blend of urbanity and rurality. With great tradition in the furniture industry, securing more than 50 percent of the national production, the County is still part of the route of Romanesque and Green wine route, proof of their great diversity and that the place, increasingly, on the route of business tourism, cultural and gastronomic. Walls started out as a place of the small parish of Castelões de Cepeda, but has been gaining importance throughout the 18TH century. As a result of this great growth, at the end of this century, had already Paços de Municipality and pillory. The elevation to the status of municipality was only to happen in 1821, after the extinction of the municipality of Aguiar de Sousa. In 1991 he became town and, in 2003, three of the parishes (Lordelo and Gandra, Rebordosa) earned the same status, in the case of a lot of his work by Gandra polo Universitario. Walls spent then being the municipality with the largest number of Portuguese cities (4). In addition to the furniture, Walls has a lot to offer to its visitors, in particular at the level of activities of nature, ensuring a good use of natural resources at its disposal. It also has a rich historical heritage and religious worth knowing. The traditional cuisine is another good reason to visit Walls. The Lamb roast in a wood-fired oven, dry soup and bagel dough are the more traditional flavours and, say, irresistible. And, within the cultural tourism project named "Rota dos Móveis", was created the "cavaco", a kind of sweet bread with a filling made from traditional products, among which the chestnut. Takes the form of a parallelepiped, recalling the irregular pieces of wood used in the manufacture of furniture.

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