Located more than five hundred meters above sea level, the municipality of Vila Flor boasts a landscape populated by vineyards, olive groves and rocks dotted with small branches of broom, heather and rosemary. The name of the municipality is mentioned for the first time in the Charter of August 24, 1286 granted by Dom Dinis who, at the time of the creation of the town, ordered the construction of a belt of walls with five arched doors, of which only one remains – the South Gate or Arch of King Dinis. In an urban and rural ambivalence, the economy continues to be supported by the primary sector, with emphasis on the production of wine, olive oil, almonds and various fruits. The second pillar of the region's economic activity is based on activities related toconstruction, metalwork, wood processing and furniture.
What to do in Vila Flor
Barragem do Peneireiro
Earth-type dam, located in Ribeira do Arco, belonging to the Douro Hydrographic Basin. It is located in a mountainous area dotted with wild shrubby flora. Fishing is permitted, with restrictions.
Town built in the Low Middle Ages, made up of a group of granite houses arranged in narrow streets, where there is also a chapel with a bell ring and a cross. Currently, this village is in ruins and abandoned. Only some of the houses still function, serving as buildings to support agricultural activity.
Castelo de Vila Flor
Only the Porta da Vila or Arco de Dom Dinis and a section of the wall remain from this medieval castle. The main door is flanked by a tower flanked by two semicircular defensive towers. The town of Vila Flor was part of a border defense zone against attacks from Castile and León.
Cooperativa Agrícola dos Olivicultores de Vila Flor e Ansiães
This cooperative, founded in 1998, essentially produces olive oil.
Centro Cultural de Vila Flor
Ample space with conditions to host several cultural initiatives.
Piscina Municipal de Vila Flor
Set of indoor and outdoor pools. The outdoor pool is open from June to September.
Miradouro do Santuário da Nossa Senhora da Assunção
A place offering beautiful panoramic views over the entire region.
Miradouro do Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Lapa
A privileged place to get a general overview of Vila Flor. There is also a panoramic swing on site.
Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
Sanctuary located at approximately 760 meters above sea level, at the head of Vilas Boas, where there was an ancient Celtic fort. It consists of a church dating from the 17th century, outbuildings and a set of six chapels. It …
Igreja de São Bartolomeu / Igreja Matriz de Vila Flor
Baroque church with a longitudinal plan consisting of a single nave, a rectangular chancel and a side chapel and an attached sacristy. Highlights, on the outside, are the side bell towers and the portal and, inside, the baroque gilded altars …
Museu Municipal de Vila Flor / Museu Berta Cabral
Located in Solar dos Aguillares, a stately building from the 12th and 14th centuries, this museum, born from Raul de Sá Correia's passion for everything that concerns his land, is a source of pride for Vila Flor and even the …
Igreja da Misericórdia de Vila Flor
The original building was built in the 18th century, but after a collapse in 1882, it was rebuilt in 1883/1986. It has a longitudinal plan with a single nave, with a rectangular chancel and a gabled roof covering in the …
Mini-Zoo do Complexo Turístico do Peneireiro
Integrated into the Peneireiro tourist set, this Mini-Zoo is home to some animal species, such as deer, fallow deer, wild boar, foxes, peacocks, pheasants and partridges, among other birds.
Where to eat in Vila Flor
Where to sleep in Vila Flor
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