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
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.
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.
Zona de Lazer de São Lazaro
A small park with lawns and trees by the river that has a barbecue.
Parque Panorâmico de Campo
A small garden with trees, located by the Mother Church, with benches and modern lights.
Escultura de Agostinho Rocha Orlando Machado
A large bronze statue of a man, located in the centre of a lake.
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.
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.
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.
O restaurante Adega Regional Quinta do Cabo, localizado à saída de Alfena, é um espaço rústico, ins…
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.
A good looking Italian restaurant with a youthful atmosphere. Inviting prices.
Where to sleep in Valongo
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Marco de Canaveses
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