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.
Loggia e 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.
Quinta de Silvalde
Rural cottage of Minho of the 18th century, surrounded by gardens, where there's no shortage of tranquillity and space. Just two kilometers from Santo Tirso, as soon as you enter the fifth cut Skylarking. Has several apartments with good condition.
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 …
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 …
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.
A restaurant that is over 30 years old, with wood ovens on sight, a fine service and delicious food. Good wine list.
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 …
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-equipped rooms and boasts a peaceful environment.
Pedra do Couto
A mega-disco that is divided into several rather diverse spaces. From the private club here yesterady's hits play, to the main disco, where the youngsters are delighted by the house and techno sounds, as well as the latin-american rythms at …
Citânia de Roriz
In this parish there are lot of Nossa Senhora do Socorro and the Hill of Castro, two fortified settlements proto. The present circular plant constructions.
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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