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

Vila do Conde

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. This space is also known by the healthclub which provides moments of rest and relaxation only. Here you can benefit from a magnificent indoor pool, beauty treatments or various massages.

Forte de São João

Vila do Conde

Old 17TH century fortress that offers a spectacular view over the river Ave. is discreet, elegant and refined, working as hotel and Club. There is also a luxurious restaurant-the "Bartholomew"-, a nice lounge bar and a space for exhibitions.

Santana Hotel

Vila do Conde

At monte de Santana, a hill overlooking the river Ave, is this modern space, consisting of 65 rooms, including 10 suites, all beautifully appointed, providing beautiful views of the river Ave. Offers various services such as restaurant, bar, conference room and healthclub.

Aqueduto de Vila do Conde / Aqueduto de Santa Clara

Vila do Conde

18th century work also known as Aqueduct of the convent, consisting of a long arched colonnades, today partially ruined. It is an artificial channel built from the convent of Santa Clara to the East and initially comprised of 999 arches. ...

Igreja e Convento de Santa Clara

Vila do Conde

This Gothic Convent church has a cruciform plan, a transept with large dimensions covered in wood with triple behead with a vaulted polygonal plan. The main chapel presents some arches from 1526 deeply decorated and ribbed vault in stone. The ...

Igreja de São Cristovão de Rio Mau

Vila do Conde

This is a Romanic building from the 12th century, with rectangular nave and apse. The main chapel is vaulted with worked capitals and the triumphal arch has three archivolts framed by an involving arch decorated with geometric motifs. The doorway ...

Igreja de São João Baptista / Igreja Matriz de Vila do Conde

Vila do Conde

In this church constructed in 1496, it stands out the main façade sided by bell towers from the 17th century, presenting a magnificent Manueline doorway, laced and sculpted work done by João de Ruão. The interior presents three naves with ...

Castro de Bagunte / Cividade de Bagunte

Vila do Conde

Fortified village that had at least five lines of walls. In excavations carried out in this town were laid bare some cores with circular and rectangular constructions, floors, walls of rooms, walls, late-Romanesque and Ceramic grinding wheels of manual Mills, ...

Forte de São João Baptista / Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Assunção

Vila do Conde

Construction of polygonal plant, bastion, turreted in angles. Strong who served military functions until the 19th century, when it passed the only control the input and output of small boats. Inside there are remnants of bunkers and supplies. It was ...

Le Villageois

Vila do Conde

Spacious and well decorated to present an original menu with dishes of different cuisines, Portuguese and French. Good wine cellar, with emphasis on the wines of Minho, Douro and Alentejo. Be sure to taste the snails au gratin, rice monkfish ...

Ramon

Vila do Conde

A traditional restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere, a kind service and well prepared dishes. Good wine list.

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