Municipality in the Porto metropolitan area, Kansas City is located north of the River Douro, embedded between the mountains of Santa Justa plateaux and sinks. Despite still having a strong agricultural component, the Council presents, currently, as a more developed area and balanced. Here, the antagonism City\/field is clearly visible as it is possible to pass quickly from a city to a landscape more landscape more campestre. The abundance of water from rivers Leça and Ferreira, along with the richness of the subsoil, justify the setting of ancient peoples since Neolithic times. Are still visible some castros dated from the iron age: Alto do Castro, castro of sinks and castro butt. Later, the Romans occupied the region, having by then begun to extract gold from the mines. The expansion of the city took place in the 18th century, mainly due to its typical products industry, since the origin of the famous handmade cookies regueifas, ex-libris of Valongo. Also be sure to taste the roast lamb in the oven, the cozido à portuguesa, giblet rice and sausages and smoked.
What to do in Valongo
Parque das Serras do Porto
As Serras de Santa Justa, Pias, Castiçal, Flores, Santa Iria e Banjas constituem uma unidade paisagística de extrema significância para a Área Metropolitana do Porto, pelo extenso e diversificado conjunto de valores de ordem natural e cultural que a caracteriza, pelos serviços ecossistémicos que assegura e pela proximidade face a núcleos urbanos, vias de comunicação e circuitos turísticos. Estas serras …
Parque Paleozóico de Valongo
Created by the Valongo Town Hall in cooperation with the Faculty of Science of Oporto's University,The Palozoic Park intends to preserve and divulge the fossil areas in Valongo and of its flora and fauna.It is an open space, in the region's hills.
Serra de Santa Justa
The Hill of Santa Justa belongs to the Valongo outlier and reaches its highest top at the altitude of 374 metres. Below it, by the banks of the Ferreira river, one can find the village of Couce. There are vestiges of ancient gold mines of the roman epoch.
Zona de Lazer de São Lázaro
A small park with lawns and trees by the river that has a barbecue.
Jardim do Largo do Paçal
A garden that stands in front of the Mother Church, in a wide area, with trees, a bandstand and a children's playground.
Fórum Cultural de Ermesinde
Integrando o edifício de uma antiga unidade fabril, da qual se conserva o forno como galeria museológica, dispõe de auditório e galerias de exposições temporárias. A antiga fábrica foi fundada e iniciou a sua atividade em 1910, dedicando-se ao fabrico …
Zona de Lazer de São Lázaro
A small park with lawns and trees by the river, where barbecues take place.
Museu Municipal e Arquivo Histórico de Valongo
A space where one can visit several permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Centro Cultural de Campo e Museu da Lousa
The Centro Cultural de Campo (Campo Cultural Centre) has a reading area, several auditoriums and meeting rooms. It also houses the Slate Museum. One can view several slate objects, the miners work objects and photographs.
Parque da Juventude de Valongo
A large park with a synthetic pavement, with lawns and trees.It has several equipments for radical sports, such as a half pipe, a sports ring, a ramp and skating bars.It has also a children's playground and a picnic area.
Parque Urbano Doutor Fernando de Melo / Parque Urbano de Ermesinde
A wide park with trees, a central lake and a sculpture. It has an open air amphitheatre, a children's playground and minigolf.
Jardim do Calvário
A small garden with trees, a lake and a children's playground, that faces the chapel of the Calvário.
Ponte de São Lázaro
Ancient stone bridge with two arches, located on the old road which linked the port to Guimarães, over the river Leça. Presents the two unequal arches, a wider central and other minor and designed to drain water during times of …
Where to eat in Valongo
Traditional Portuguese dishes in a familiar space that is rather simple. Kind and effective service.
A rustic space with an original decor that includes hunting trophies, a ceiling that looks like a c…
A simple restaurant with a classic decor and a barbecue in the room. The menu has Portuguese dishes…
The flavours of the Portuguese gastronomy in a small and simply decorated space. Familiar atmospher…
A rustic restaurant with Portuguese dishes in a familiar and welcoming atmosphere.
O restaurante Adega Regional Quinta do Cabo, localizado à saída de Alfena, é um espaço rústico, ins…
A good looking Italian restaurant with a youthful atmosphere. Inviting prices.
Where to sleep in Valongo
The Park Hotel Porto Valongo is a modern hotel chain Park Hotel in the town of Valongo, with 99 rooms and 4 meeting rooms for conferences, meetings or exhibiti…
Recent space, installed in an old House, offering 18 rooms, a lounge and a breakfast room.
A recent hotel urban soul, asserting itself as a great suggestion in the Porto metropolitan area, offering quality with low-cost prices. Next to the node of Er…
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Addressing the origin of the municipality of Santo Tirso is to highlight the Monastery of São Nicolau, founded in 978, established by Count Dom Henri…
Maia's history started a thousand years ago. In the Middle Ages, as the settlement of the valley of Leça river and of the Douro estuary developed, th…
Amarante is distributed in about forty parishes, 18 of those located along the right bank of the Tâmega river and the others on the left bank of the …