Santo Tirso

Address the origin of the municipality of Santo Tirso is highlighting the St. Nicholas Monastery, founded in the year 978, whose couto, established by count Dom Henrique, would be donated to Soeiro Mendes da Maia and, later, the Benedictine monastery. Until the 19th century, the amount of land belonging to the monastery was very extensive. After the expropriation of property of religious orders, Santo Tirso becomes County in 1833 and part of the lands were aggregated into a new municipality-Trofa. It is currently composed of 24 parishes. In addition to the connection to the monastery, are also evident the archaeological remains of various eras, in particular, of the Megalithic period and the Roman occupation. All these periods resulted in a heritage of great importance for the County. The pair of asset exploitation, the County has other interests. The textile industry is the most traditional. Weaving continues to be one of the artisanal activities, in addition to the yokes and cangas, agricultural instruments made by some inhabitants. Sweets of the County, with special emphasis on the Jesuits, limonetes, Conventual de Santa cookies, Scholastic and Singeverga liqueur vinho Verde production represent more some of the potential of the region.

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Where to sleep in Santo Tirso

Hotel Cidnay
Hotel Cidnay

4 star

It is about 25 miles from the port, this is a refined hotel with good facilities and is the ideal place to stay for business or leisure stays. Offers 68 well-e…

Hotel Zé da Rampa
Hotel Zé da Rampa

2 star

Hotel very well equipped, with various equipment and services available. It offers 18 rooms, all with TV and telephone.

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