Halfway between Cinfães and Lamego, on the South Bank of the Douro lies the municipality of Resende, one of the smallest in the country in terms of territorial extension. The beauty of granitic landscape, monuments and the rich archaeological heritage are strong arguments that justify a visit. If you're looking for health and wellness, learn that the Caldas de Aregos existed since the 12th century and are one of the most recognized thermal areas in the North of the country by the therapeutic properties of its natural mineral waters. Handicraft is very rich and varied, in direct connection with the own characteristics of the region, blending the Serra do Caramulo granite with the various tributaries of the Duero. The black clay, straw hats, basketwork, embroidery, wool socks, brezes and croças, combs loom, blankets and carpets of rags and clogs are trademark of Resende. Already traditional cuisine figure, without favor, in the top of the richest in the country. The ham, the sausage and pepperoni are part of any menu. But the most typical dish is the Lamb roast in the oven, also not despise the goat with rice and oven bazulaque ", a traditional stew. The most sweet tooth cannot fail to prove the famous cavacas, rosquilhos de Aregos, the "falachas" and the toast of Barreiro. If the Rain in spring, enjoy the cherries!
Where to eat in Resende
A simple and familiar space that serves banquets and other events.
A restaurant that belongs to the O Túnel Boarding House.
A simple and familiar space that has a terrace.
A simple and familiar space that specializes in barbecues.
Family space, with daily economic and services prices to the list of dishes from traditional Portug…
A simple and familiar restaurant that has a terrace.
Very simple and familiar space, serving traditional Portuguese cuisine at budget prices.
A friendly space that specializes in barbecues. It has a pleasant terrace.
A simple and familiar space that specializes in pizzas. It has a terrace.
What to do in Resende
Termas Caldas de Aregos
Situated by the River Douro, the Spa of Caldas de Aregos are sought from the 12th century by the unique value of its waters, becoming, in the mid-twentieth century, in one of the finest spas in the country. Sought after for its curative value, led to Queen Dona Mafalda building at a hostel, in 1102, which would be the forerunner …
Miradouro de São Cristovão
A space with privileged views of the Douro river valley and the Montemuro mountain.
Memorial à Cereja
Statue of modern structure, shaped like a cherry. Intends to honor the cherry, one of the most characteristic products of the region.
Ponte da Lagariça
Stone bridge over the river Cabrum, made up of a single arch. Connects to the municipality of Cinfães. Is in good condition.
Pavilhão Multiusos de Caldas de Aregos
An old barn in Caldas de Aregos that was transformed into a mult-functions pavilion, composed of an auditorium, an exhibitions room and an observatory.
Igreja de Santa Maria de Barrô
This is a romanic monument where the doorway stands out, the bell tower and the rose window. On the inside the special reference goes to the capitals, the main chapel, the carving and the coffers.
Igreja de Nossa Senhora / Igreja Matriz de Cárquere
Manueline temple with a medieval defensive Tower. The chancel, Gothic style, features a ribbed dome and twin Windows. The temple and the defensive Tower of the conventual structure that belonged to the Canons of Saint Augustine, the 12th-century XVI, and …
Torre da Lagariça "Ilustre Casa de Ramires"
Medieval tower originally used as a residence, with a square plan to which later several buildings were attached. It was constructed between the XII and the XIII centuries. By that time it was a keep and it had a double …
Igreja do Senhor do Calvário
This is a Romanic church which first body forms part of a tower topped by a campanile with eight windows. On the inside there are two columns that serve as the tower intern support. The doorway presents multiple archivolts with …
Recinto Megalítico de São Cristóvão
Set of monuments from the Neolithic period, consisting of dolmens and tumuli. This Megalithic Site has features that are unique in the North of the country and allowing regard him as a cromlech.
Museu Municipal de Resende
A museum located in the building of the old penitentiary of Resende, recovered and enlarged in 2003. It exhibits several ethnographic objects related to the region's traditions, as a well as a wide archaeology collection.
Parque Fluvial de Porto de Rei
A park located by the river beach of Porto de Rei, by the Douro river. It has several green spaces, a floating pool, a solarium and a picnic area.
Where to sleep in Resende
Old Grand Hotel Costa, was recovered in 2000 and reopened as Douro Park Hotel. This building, dating from the early 20TH century, is involved by the magnificen…
Hostels Nice offers eleven rooms with toilet and a restaurant.
Close to the Spa of Caldas de Aregos, this 15TH-century house-XVII, is surrounded by orchards of cherry trees. Has a pool and tennis court.
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