Ponte da Barca

The village of Ponte da Barca is in the heart of Alto Minho, being composed of 25 parishes. Mountainous relief, is flanked by the river Lima, in the left part. Their origins are still several prehistoric and Roman archaeological remains. The architectural heritage are part some national monuments, and of the natural heritage, the area of the Peneda-Gerês National Park (PNPG), rivers and streams, waterfalls and the green landscape of the Serra Amarela. Agriculture continues to be the main activity of the population of rural areas, as well as the production of craft. Embroidery, weaving, basketry, traditional "Lenços de Namorados", wooden miniatures, among other arts, are the typical craft. Being, the Minho region, a place of good food, are famous: the "cozido à portuguesa", the "Papas de Sarrabulho", the "cabrito da Serra Amarela" and the posta Barrosã, the meat; the lamprey, the Shad and trout, in his time, attract numerous connoisseurs. The "bolo branco", the "queijadas de laranja" and the "Magalhães", are the most typical examples of pastry.

Where to eat in Ponte da Barca

What to do in Ponte da Barca

Where to sleep in Ponte da Barca

Tempus Hotel & Spa
Tempus Hotel & Spa

4 star

Podia estar no meio da cidade e a sua decoração contemporânea e despojada faria todo o sentido. No local em que se insere, rodeado de verde paisagem, os traços…

Hotel Fonte Velha
Hotel Fonte Velha

3 star

Inaugurado na primavera de 2016, conta com 16 quartos, alguns deles com vista de rio, numa atmosfera contemporânea na essência, apenas abraçada pela história d…

Lima Escape Camping e Glamping
Lima Escape Camping e Glamping

Inserido num parque de campismo com a Serra do Gerês a toda a volta, o Lima Escape Camping e Glamping é um verdadeiro refúgio de natureza. Espaços de campismo …

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