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.
Where to eat in Paredes
O restaurante A Cozinha da Terra, em Louredo, é um restaurante com uma decoração típica da região,…
A restaurant with a modern yet simple decor. The dishes are delicious and the prices accessible.
A friendly and welcoming space that serves traditional Portuguese dishes at moderate prices. Qualit…
A room with brick walls, some paintings and a piece of furniture that exhibits the dinner service. …
A large room with many seats an equally large parking lot. Good preparation of the dishes and a goo…
A rustic restaurant with a wooden based decor.
No restaurante Casa do Baixinho, em Paredes, a especialidade é o bacalhau folhado com creme bechamé…
What to do in Paredes
Mosteiro de São Pedro de Cête
Romanesque monument, one of the oldest in Portugal. The monastery, only after centuries of degradation, the Church, the cloister and chapter room pré-manuelino. The physiognomy of the semiguerreira conventual Church, with its Tower side arches, its thick walls and giant that flank the portal, gives it a religious function and, at the same time, defensive. Inside, the highlight goes to …
Kartódromo de Baltar
The Kartodrome has an area of 80 000 square metres, with a karting circuit that is 1023 metres long and eight metres wide. One can enjoy rallycross and kartcross, miniature planes, video cronometre races, boxes and workshop. There are also …
Minas de Castromil
In the gold mines of Castromil, parish of Shaffer, municipality of, Walls lies a golden Tomb whose archaeological evidence testify that, at least, about 2000 years ago the people of Rome developed, in this place, gold extraction activities. Here there …
Parque Natural Senhora do Salto
A space with several points of interest, namely the Boca do Inferno (Hell's Mouth), a cave, the chapel of Our Lady of Salto and the vestiges of a bridge that led to the mines.
Casa da Cultura de Paredes
The Casa da Cultura (Culture House) is also named "Palacete da Granja" (Granja Manor) because it was built by a Portuguese that had come back from Brazil in 1822. One can appreciate some south American features such as the yellow …
Torre dos Alcoforados
This is a medieval tower with a square plan that was one a fortified manor with three floors. It has only the ruined structure of its four walls of granite stonework. In the northeast façade, a special note to a …
Trilho de Alvre (PR1)
A trail accessible to all along 3.5 km of green landscapes and natural beauty. It is circular and starts by the Sousa river and passes by the Santa Comba brook. It lasts one and a half hours.
Estátua de Homenagem ao Empresário e Trabalhador da Indústria do Mobiliário
A statue that represents a man that works the wood. It is about 1.90 metres tall and it is surrounded by a geometrical structure that has about 5 metres. It is located in the centree of a roundabout and it …
Torre do Castelo de Aguiar de Sousa
This tower is of great prestige, not so much by existing remains, but by the strategic location and the importance that the castle was in the historical context of the Reconquista, as it stood in defensive line of the territory …
Igreja de São Pedro de Cête
This church used to be part of the disappeared Benedictine monastery and it was rebuilt on the 14th and 15th centuries. From then on it started to possess a cloister, a crenel tower and the frontage giant. The portico has …
Palacete da Granja
A building located in the town's centre, with neoclassic features. Façade covered by beautiful yellow tiles, except for the entrance that has columns. It has two small houses by the walls. There are two symmetrical lakes with flowing water. The …
Mosteiro de Santo Estevão de Vilela
The Santo Estevão de Vilela Monastery is composed of a church and of the monastery's house. It was built even before Portugal's foundation. By the church there is the old monatery's building, composed of three aisles with a square shape. …
Espaço de Lazer de Moinhos
A green area that spreads along the Ferrira river banks, with a small dam in the middle. It has two wooden bridges connecting the banks, many trees and wide lawns. The isolation from the city's confusion is absolute. There are …
Parque da Cidade de Paredes
A park with an excellent location in the parish, with a 4.5 hectares area. Fit for leisure and for sports. It crosses the Sentiais brook, thus providing an even more pleasant meeting of nature.
Where to sleep in Paredes
Modern Hotel equipped with the latest technologies, including renewable energy. Offers 46 rooms of which 2 are suites, 3 Family rooms and 1 fully equipped for …
Now, Teresa Rouen also give comfort to those who want to stand here in the middle of the field. It is a hotel unit of Tourism in Rural areas, with 5 rooms, eac…
A simple building with a simple interior decor. The rooms are large and functional.
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