Vila Pouca de Aguiar

The municipality of Vila Pouca de Aguiar, located in a strategic point and road between the mountains and Alvão Padrela, is part of the Alto Tâmega subregion and enjoys great wealth when it comes to historical-cultural heritage. Showing human occupation since the megalithic era, long before the Roman occupation at the end of the 3rd century BC, witnessed by several, dolmens, tumuli, graves and the archaeological remains found in various locations, mainly in the serra do Alvão, the region was successively occupied by Suevi, Visigoths and Muslims. The first Charter to Land de Aguiar de Pena was assigned by King d. Sancho I in 1206 and, in the mid-19th century, the administrative reforms defined the current limits of the municipality. Being a predominantly agricultural County, cultivate cereals, potatoes, vegetables and some wine. The practice of livestock also has a privileged place in pastures that cover the valleys. For this fertility contributed to construction of the dam, which brought Alvão great benefits at the level of irrigation. Jales mines are also of great economic importance for the municipality. As points of tourist interest include the sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, the Alvão Dam and Vila Pouca of little ones, as well as the History, galleries that claim as important vestiges of Roman mining industry. Note also the sundials and the various existing mills throughout the County. The various spas there exist include the termas de Pedras Salgadas, inserted in a vast park and featuring several entertainment and leisure infrastructures, in addition to the hot springs with naturally carbonated mineral water also indicated for medicinal treatments.

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Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park
Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park

The Pedras Salgadas & spa nature park, is a 4-star tourist set, situated in the interior North of Portugal to 580 meters of altitude, in the middle of Parque d…

Casa Fontes
Casa Fontes

The House is situated on Sources spa town of Pedras Salgadas and offers ideal conditions for stays of holidays and events, enjoying nature, architecture and cu…

Hotel Europa
Hotel Europa

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Situated in the Centre Vila Pouca de Aguiar, this hotel has 20 rooms, including two suites, all with private bathroom, balcony, cable TV and telephone. It also…

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