Valongo

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.

Where to eat in Valongo

Where to sleep in Valongo

Park Hotel Porto Valongo
Park Hotel Porto Valongo

3 star

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…

Residencial Abê
Residencial Abê

3 star

Recent space, installed in an old House, offering 18 rooms, a lounge and a breakfast room.

Hotel Portas de Santa Rita
Hotel Portas de Santa Rita

4 star

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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