Located in the Dão-Lafões subregion, Birmingham is the second largest municipality of the District of Viseu. The current municipality is equivalent to the old medieval district de Besteiros, where stood the Castle of Crossbowmen. Its economy was always supported by agriculture but, currently, trade and industry also has a prominent position on their livelihood. The Caldas de Sangemil are one of the ex-libris of the city, attracting a large number of people for its beneficial properties for airway afeções, rheumatic and Musculoskeletal. Are used for therapeutic purposes since the 18th century, although only in 1894 having been assigned the first thermal concession. From 1926 were doomed to abandonment, being reopened only in 1946. In 1987 it was inaugurated the new building thermal and, in 1994, was opened the locker room. The handicrafts of the region reflects its rural character: weaving, embroidery, cooperage, black clay, straw and carrycots. Regarding gastronomy, the highlight is the meat of sheep or lamb roasted with potatoes and pies of Nandufe.
What to do in Tondela
Novo Ciclo ACERT
This space is devoted to theatre, music and dance performances. It has three amphitheatres, on of which is located outdoors, with 480 seats, where summer performances take place. It has a cultural shop. A gallery that features painting and sculpture exhibitions, where veryonee may exhibit their art works, a graphic arts and photography workshop and an audiovisual studio.
Termas de Sangemil
Since the 18th century Sangemil waters are used for therapeutic purposes. For a long time that these waters aroused curiosity in people, finding benefits for the body and comfort for everyday life. The use of this resort is designed primarily for the treatment of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
Museu do Caramulo
The museum features an art collection thatAbel de Lacerda started in 1953, with works by famed modeern artists such as Vieira da Silva, Jean Lurçat, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Its famed automobile collection includes vehicles that took part in over 100 events (races, rallies and compettions), mostly abroad, during the last 25 years.
Praia Fluvial de Teixo
At the Teixo river beach there is a small natural lake in one of the villages of the Caramulo Mountain. This beach is located in a valley surrounded by rocks and some farmlands. Its nature is quite beautiful and untouched.
Capela de Nossa Senhora do Campo
Rococo church architecture, the chapel of Nossa Senhora do Campo has moth and 17th-century structure, although it has been the target of subsequent amendments. Inside, the altar, the paintings and the painted ceiling.
Estação de Arte Rupestre de Alagoa
Space consisting of eight shale rocks with hundreds of prints, with some overlap. Among the several reasons represented include human footprints (podomorfos), horseshoes, dimples and circles. The engravings have been obtained through the technique of t-flange using lithic utensils.
Estação de Arte Rupestre de Molelinhos
Archaeological station consists of six panels of shale, which have hundreds of engravings insculturadas, recorded by three different techniques: incision, flange abrasion). The engravings represent different reasons, since weapons (Spears, daggers and knives), agricultural instruments (sickles), geometric designs (zigzags, latticework, …
Igreja Velha de Santa Maria
The classification as a National Monument only includes the façade it which the ogival arch is displayed, with a finishing which has a campanile with two windows.
Solar dos Soares de Albergaria
Dated from the XIII century, the present building has faces which come from the reforms the XVII/XVIII century. It has two bodies linked by a wall in which the noble gate opens and is topped by the Coat of Arms. …
Queda de Água d' Alta em Pedronhe
A medium sized waterfall located on a rather steep hillside, that forms a small lagoon and continues in a brook.
Golden Tulip Caramulo Hotel & SPA
Located in the middle of the Serra do Caramulo, about 900 meters of altitude, in a stunning natural environment, this hotel is the ideal place for those seeking to recover energy, mainly in its SPA. It is a modern space, …
This restaurant has 5 dining rooms with a welcoming atmosphere, granit walls, wood on the ceilings, recovered from an old cellar. The service is friendly and the menu varied. The decor is simple and based on traditional artefacts that were …
Where to eat in Tondela
This restaurant has 5 dining rooms with a welcoming atmosphere, granit walls, wood on the ceilings,…
This restaurant is surrounded by glass windows and located on the cliff of the Caramulo Mountain wi…
This restaurant is located in an old house, typical of the mountain. It bases its decor in warm sha…
This restaurant, that belongs to the Hotel Golden Tulip Caramulo Hotel & SPA, has a medium sized di…
Situado na Freguesia de Adiça, em Tondela, o restaurante Alambique oferece as melhores iguarias da …
A restaurant compose of two rooms with a fireplace: one decorated with paintings of the monuments o…
A large restaurant with panoramic views of the Criz river and of the Caramulo mountain. It serves q…
This pizzeria is the only one in town and is located in a basement. The decor is simple and the ser…
The Restaurant Ponto de Encontro has a large, simple room, with a decor in shades of light blue and…
Where to sleep in Tondela
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Oliveira de Frades
Oliveira de Frades is one of the municipalities that integrates, together with Vouzela and São Pedro do Sul, the Lafões subregion and has an area of …
The beautiful village of Cinfães is located on a sloping hillside overlooking the river Douro and limited to the south by Serra de Montemuro. Its his…