Ribeira de Pena

Enjoying great wealth and landscape variety, between green valleys Tâmega drawn and its tributaries, where agriculture, settlements and culture express themselves typically minhotos, and rock masses characteristically band went, the municipality of Ribeira de Pena receives in their traditions influences from both regions. Such geographic features have favoured human occupation since ancient times with the establishment of several housing clusters, which originated a rich legacy of traces of different epochs and cultures since Neolithic times. This archaeological heritage, although little care, subsists in various locations in the region. Likewise, the architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grandeur of the stately and religious buildings and the simplicity of the villages, going on today predominance of modern and contemporary architecture. In terms of gastronomy, it is essential to refer to the marks that the past and an economy of agricultural tradition left in the typical dishes of the region. Delicacies such as the alheiras and the Moorish beer, a fish fry, the lamb and veal baked in wood-burning oven accompanied by corn make the delights of the palate, while the hunting lovers can enjoy the wild boar, the Hare or Partridge. For dessert, the two (a type of Brigadier), cookies of flour, sweet blood sausage and the sarrabulho sweet request good vinho verde in the region to follow. However, the people of Ribeira de Pena did not lose their traditional arts, such as the weaving of linen, the construction barrels, vats and oxcarts, pieces that today are part of a valuable cultural booty. There is a strong focus on the preservation and dissemination of these arts, through the promotion of dissemination events and support to those who want to perpetuate them. The fair linen in August, associations and cooperatives existing in the municipality attesting to the commitment of the municipality accordingly. Currently, the County has come to invest in the creation of infrastructures to support leisure in order to address the social needs and experiences of its inhabitants and to attract more tourism to a region that seeks to maintain its identity and traditions while step on the path of modernity.

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