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.
What to do in Santo Tirso
Mosteiro de São Bento / Mosteiro de Santo Tirso
Founded in the 8th century this Monastery was reconstructed on the 13th century. From that time it conserves the Gothic cloister with ogival arcade with capitals generously decorated. The church constructed on the 17th century is preceded by a narthex with three arches topped by niches. All the inside is worth to refer, namely the carving.
Capela da Igreja de São Tomé de Negrelos
This church maintains its fifteen hundreds loggia, with a square shape and formed by eight columns with composite capitals. The inside chapel presents a fifteen hundreds hallmark.
Caldas da Saúde
In the heart of Minho are the Caldas da Saúde, open all year, equipped with the most modern technology combined with an interesting exhibition of equipment with which were healings at the beginning of the century. The first references to the waters of Caldas da Saúde are 14th century. X, however, the first bath house truly worthy of the name, …
Parque de Lazer de Valinhas
A space located in the parish of Monte Córdova, where the much attended "romaria" of Our Lady of Valinhas takes place every year. There are several different tree species and it is classed as a place of public interest. The …
Parque Dona Maria II
This park, together with the gardens of the Square Abade Pedrosa and Ribeiro de Miranda, is one of the best gardens in Santo Tirso. It overlooks the Ave river, with views of the neighbouring hills. There is a tea house, …
Parque Urbano de Rabada
By the Ave river, in an area of iak trees and cork oak trees. There are trails, a picnic area, an amphitheatre and a lake. There are separate parking areas for bicycles and motorcycles, cars and buses. It has an …
Castro do Monte do Padrão
Fortified settlement proto-history with circular buildings surrounded by three orders of walls, and revealing traces of occupation in the Roman era and medieval. There are two large buildings occupying the central area of the upper deck of the station being …
Museu Municipal Abade Pedrosa
Inaugurated in 1989, this is an archaeological museum that houses the collections of Joaquim de Pedrosa (early 20th century), Carlos Faya Santarém (1950s) and of the Municipal Archaeological Cabinet.
Igreja de Santa Maria de Negrelos
The classification refers the frescoes from the 15th century on the main chapel wall. The painting represents S. Pedro and S. Paulo and on the centre it is possible to see some traces from three angels.
Igreja de São Miguel de Vilarinho
This temple has a Romanic origin changed in posterior moments. The portico has archivolts settled in columns with worked capitals. On the interior stands out one sculpture from the 15th century and two paintings in wood from the fifteen hundreds.
Igreja Matriz de Refojos / Igreja de São Cristóvão
18th century church with nave and chancel. Features a Tower located near the main façade shows 19th century renovations. Within the sacristy are still Spanish-Arab tiles. The baptismal Chapel features seventeenth century stonework. Still gilded altarpiece and neoclassical retables with …
Igreja de São Pedro de Roriz
The monastery of San Pedro de Roriz was founded by Dona Unisco Godiniz, in the year of 978. Your membership to the Benedictine order dates from 1902. In the 17th century, notable works were carried out, directed by Frei João …
Fábrica de Fiação e Tecidos de Santo Tirso / Fábrica Santo Thyrso
Founded in 1896 on land ceded by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia Santo Tirso, spinning factory starts operation in 1898. Even today it is possible to observe the bairro operário, dated from the 40 years of the 20th century. The …
Where to eat in Santo Tirso
Where to sleep in Santo Tirso
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 very well equipped, with various equipment and services available. It offers 18 rooms, all with TV and telephone.
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