Halfway between Cinfães and Lamego, on the south bank of the Douro, is the municipality of Resende, one of the smallest in the country in terms of territorial extension. The beauty of the granite landscape, the monuments and the rich archaeological heritage are strong arguments that justify a visit. The handicrafts are very rich and very varied: black clay, straw hats, basketry, embroidery, wool socks, "brezes" and "croças", blankets and rag rugs. As for gastronomy, don't miss the ham, chorizo and salpicão, oven-roasted lamb and goat with oven-baked rice. Those with a sweet tooth must try the famous "cavacas", "rosquilho"s from Aregos, "falachas" and the toasts from Barreiro. If you go to Resende in spring, enjoy the cherries.
What to do in Resende
Termas Caldas de Aregos
Located on the banks of the Douro River, the Caldas de Aregos Thermal Baths have been sought after since the 12th century due to the unique value of their waters, becoming, in the mid-20th century, one of the best spas in the country. Sought after for their curative value, they led Queen Mafalda to build an inn on the site …
Museu Municipal de Resende
Museum located in the building of the old Resende prison, which was restored and expanded in 2003. Various ethnographic objects are on display that characterize the uses and customs of the region, as well as a vast archaeological collection.
Ponte da Lagariça
Stone bridge over the Cabrum River, consisting of a single arch. It connects to the municipality of Cinfães. It is in good condition.
Torre da Lagariça "Ilustre Casa de Ramires"
Medieval housing tower with a quadrangular plan to which later buildings were attached. It was built in the 12th or 13th century, when it was a watchtower with a dual function: military and manorial housing.
Igreja de Santa Maria de Barrô
Located on a steep slope overlooking the Douro River, the Church of Barrô is a well-preserved example of medieval architecture, despite the changes of the Modern Period. The main façade and the chancel are worth highlighting. The facade of the …
Igreja do Senhor do Calvário
Romanesque church whose first body forms a tower topped by a bell tower with eight windows. Inside there are two columns that serve as internal support for the tower. The portal features multiple archivolts with decorated capitals.
Miradouro de São Cristovão
Space that offers privileged views over the Douro River valley and the Serra de Montemuro.
Igreja de Nossa Senhora / Igreja Matriz de Cárquere
Manueline temple with medieval defensive tower. The head, in Gothic style, has a crucible and twin windows. The temple and defensive tower form part of the conventual structure that belonged to the regular canons of San Agustín, from the XII …
Pavilhão Multiusos de Caldas de Aregos
Former agricultural barn of Caldas de Aregos, which was later transformed into this multipurpose pavilion, consisting of an auditorium, an exhibition room and an observatory.
Praia Fluvial de Porto de Rei
River beach located next to the Douro River. It has several green spaces, a floating pool, a solarium and a picnic area.
Área envolvente à Ponte da Lagariça
Pleasant space, lawned and tree-lined, with a bathing area, a picnic area, a bar and showers.
Recinto Megalítico de São Cristóvão
Set of monuments from the Neolithic period, consisting of tapirs and mound. This Megalithic Enclosure has characteristics that are unique to the north of the country and allow it to be considered a cromlech.
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Where to eat in Resende
A simple and familiar space that serves banquets and other events.
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 restaurant that belongs to the O Túnel Boarding House.
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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