The municipality of Vila Verde, one of the largest in the Minho, is dominated by the rivers Cávado, Man and Neiva. Located north of the city of Braga, abound in this territory fertile valleys, being the most prevalent economic activity agriculture. As regards assets and liabilities, can not fail to visit the megalithic remains, as the tumuli and tapirs. Explore the legacy of the Romans, as the Bearded castro, a fortified settlement from the iron age. Highlights for the rich religious heritage, with particular attention to the sanctuaries and churches scattered throughout the County. The cultural poster of Vila Verde is lively throughout the year. There are, therefore, parties, festivals and fairs. And if you're visiting, take still recall one of the icons of the craft and culture of Vila Verde: the "Handkerchief of Boyfriends". In gastronomy, savour the flavours of the region: the corn bread, the roast lamb in the oven, the stylish rojões of Minho or the popes of sarrabulho. All washed down with the refreshing Vinho Verde of the region. In desserts, be sure to sample the delicious and typical pudding "Abbot Priscos".
What to do in Vila Verde
Praia Fluvial de Gaião
A wide, country beach, ideal for a refreshing swim. It has a small playground.
Pista de Motocrosse de Moure
The motocross track of Moure is installed in place of Santo André, a circuit with several speed bumps, jumps and other elements of a motocross track.
Rhis house, managed by mister Torres, a professional, offers a kind service and a menu with a few uncommon dishes. Good wine list.
Ponte do Prado
This is a mediaeval construction and modern reconstruction with the platform in easel laying in nine perfectly vaulted arches. It possesses impressive triangular breakwaters upstream, reinforced by breakers downstream.
Solar de Gondomil
Solar de Gondomil, located in the municipality of Vila Verde, presents the Baroque style with L-shaped plan, composed of various bodies. In one of the wards there is a chapel.
Museu das Terras de Regalados
The Museum lands of Pampered gathers the collection of sacred art from the parish. It houses about a hundred pieces of cult and religious use. His estate, dated between the 16th century and the 18th century. XX varies among the …
Santuário do Alívio
Marian shrine with two towers. Triangular pediment surmounted by the image of the Virgin and child. Simple Interior with six arches that form the dome.
Pelourinho do Prado
This pillory has a cylindrical shaft and the capital is decorated with foliage. On the finishing there are the arms from D. Manuel I, the armillary sphere and Coat of Arms from the Sousas and Prado.
Santuário do Bom Despacho
Marian shrine with single nave Church. Presents a typically Minho façade, of simple contours and harmonious. Highlighting the monumental gilded altarpiece in the chancel.
Miradouro do Santuário do Bom Despacho
From here one may view the entire parish and its characteristic green lands.
Quinta de Sara
Quinta de Sara inserted in a landscape of markedly rural characteristics, with a Brook, extending to the shores of the river Man. Tourist resort with eight bedrooms and a rural cuisine where the original was kept. Available to the tourist …
Igreja Matriz de Aboim da Nóbrega
Mannerist Church, with longitudinal plant comprising porch, nave and chancel in axis and Tower. Interior décor with Baroque ceilings, coffered with gilded frames involving paintings.
Mixões da Serra
Mixões da Serra is the ideal spot for a walk and for getting to know old times and landscapes.
Cruzeiro de Cervães
The cruise of Cervães quadrangular base, fore-end has smooth and is topped by the cross which features figures plowed, namely Christ and our Lady.
Fonte das Carrancas
18th century fountain, straight back. The water comes out for a representation of a Walker. Topped by cornice and cross about acroterion, with spout in frown of male figure, with Pilgrim and rectangular tank type hat.
Torre de Penegate
Quadrangular Tower, arches and with three floors. The coverage is in terrace plan. The gateway, in broken bow is located at a level higher than the pavement outside, denouncing that, once upon a time, the access is made by mobile …
Praia Fluvial do Faial
A wide, well taken care of, pleasant place. Besides the river's calm waters, it has tables and benches for picnics.
Parque de Lazer de Aboim da Nóbrega
A park with a small lake, a playground, a volleyball net and wide areas. Ideal for sports and for leisure activities.
Casa de Carcavelos
Manor built in the 18th century, is composed of two distinct volumes and annexed Chapel. The first body is torn on the top floor by four Windows and a door round Wicker, and at the bottom, by three spans with …
Castro do Barbudo
The Barbudo Castro corresponds to the highest peek on a hill known as “Castel”. It was develop in three large boards demarcated by three walls lines. On the village east side, naturally the less defensive, there are some traces from …
Casa do Paço
Solar plant long with Mannerist elements to like English tenants, such as columns in the gardens and imitations of the ancient chapels and gates.
Igreja de Santa Marinha de Oriz
Rural church a Baroque nave and chancel. Decoration in Baroque gilded, of "national style", although with Joanina influence. It is possible that it was built during the 18TH century in place of the former Romanesque church, of which only a …
Where to eat in Vila Verde
Rhis house, managed by mister Torres, a professional, offers a kind service and a menu with a few u…
A restaurant with day dishes, snacks and delicious pizzas prepared in the wood oven.
Where to sleep in Vila Verde
Localizado no coração do Minho, o Torre de Gomariz Wine and Spa Hotel insere-se numa paisagem verdejante, rodeado de vinhas ede uma frondosa mata de cinco hect…
The Luena Village Apartments, situated in the Centre of Vila Verde offers easy and quick access to the neighbouring localities. All rooms have been designed to…
House with lounge\/dining room, bathroom, kitchen and a small surrounding garden. The entire space maintains the traces of old, with granite walls and a wood-b…
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