Vila do Conde

Located on the North Bank of the mouth of the river Ave and being bathed by the Atlantic Ocean to the West, the history of Vila do Conde has always been closely linked to the river and the sea. Economically speaking, these are elements that dictate, alongside industry, their main activities: Beach tourism and the fishing port. Its name comes from "Villa de Comite", a small village at the mouth of the Bird, but no one knows for sure which was the "Committee" or count that gave him the name, assuming it can be count Hermenegildo Guterres, count Hermenegildo Mendes, count Vimara Peres or the count Afonso Betote. The handicrafts of the region reflects the tradition of County: since the miniatures of boats in wood, dating back to the time of discovery; passing through the steel bobbins and ironwork: railings, gates, weathervanes, "mirrors" of locks and door knockers; ending in blankets and rag rugs, made from strips of rags. The cuisine is also rich, especially the baked lamb, hake to sailor, the threaded folar Easter and the Conventual sweets. Indulge in the famous candy eggs!

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Villa C Boutique Hotel
Villa C Boutique Hotel

4 star

Right at the entrance of Vila do Conde is this modern hotel, overlooking the old town. The entire space is modern moth, from the construction to the interiors.…

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