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 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.
Casa do Anjo São Miguel
A house with a carved granite façade, where, between its two only windows, one can view the image of the angel Saint Michael. Inside, a special note to a room on the first floor with an interesting ceiling and a …
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
A simple restaurant with a classic decor and a barbecue in the room. The menu has Portuguese dishes…
Traditional Portuguese dishes in a familiar space that is rather simple. Kind and effective service.
A wid space decorated with regional plates, proverbs on the walls, a shed and wine barrels. It serv…
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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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…
Marco de Canaveses
The municipality of Marco de Canaveses is located in the northwest of Portugal and is part of Douro Litoral. It is bordered by two of the most import…
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 …