Vizela is one of the youngest counties of Portugal – elevated to this category in 1998 –, which year after year sees rising new infrastructure and modernised its accessibility. Situated in the basin of Vale do Ave, and green for nature, is recognized by the famous medicinal waters and thermal tourism, benefitting from the proximity of the river Vizela. In spite of the baths are closed, always worth a stroll through the pleasant Park Termas of Caldas de Vizela. At the same site, the municipal field of minigolf "Fonseca and Castro" is ideal for fun to kick in one of the most well equipped rooms of this modality. In the city centre, on Praça da República, stick your finger in the sulphurous waters of the fountain of Hot Espresso. Legend has it that whoever does take forever "prisoner" of Vizela. Enjoy your stay to visit the shrine of St. Benedict of pears, the patron saint of the city, and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of the Valley of the river Vizela. The festivities in honor of St. Benedict day is celebrated July 11, with a procession and mass pitched. The day March 19 is also a special day, commemorates the creation of the municipality, with various festive events. The largest and oldest popular event of the year happens, however, in the first fortnight of August, with the festivities of the city and the County. The procession is the highlight of the Festival, when hundreds of extras and floats parade on the streets of the city. Talk of Vizela is also talking about good eating. Be sure to taste the delicacies of the Earth, accompanied by good wine from the region. Before I left, nothing like tasting the Bolinhol, also known as "sponge cake covered", considered the banner of traditional sweets of Vizela.
What to do in Vizela
The Eskada Club is a unique space, irreverent and full of glamour. Much appreciated especially by the nice atmosphere and good music. Is undoubtedly the ideal place for fun.
The winery Avelino is a rustic restaurant, very popular in Vizela, known for serving delicious dishes and snacks typical of the Portuguese regional cuisine. Highlight is the fine wines.
Jardim Público Manuel Faria
A lovely garden with the alegory "Roman Vizela" the symbolizes the roman origins of the Vizela Thermae.
Miradouro de São Bento
The belvdere is located at an altitude of 410 metres, with lovely panoramic views.
Monte de Santo Adrião
A lovely belvedere where the chapel of Our Lady of Tocha, a pre-roman monument, stands, also known as Castro.
Parque das Termas de Caldas de Vizela
A park with rare vegetal species. A place of great beauty, with a lake and sulphurous water spirngs. Ideal for pleasant strolls.
Parque de Merendas de São Bento
Very nice space for socializing among family and friends, near the shrine of St. Benedict. Has benches and tables to prepare picnics. The fresh air here feels is refreshing.
Minigolfe "Fonseca e Castro" - Vizela
The Municipal Field of minigolf "Fonseca and Castro", Parque das Termas, translates a mini-golf circuit, but also of Petergolfe, with 18 tracks for each modality, in an area of about 6800 m2. This space includes a small building, with a …
Legend has it that whoever put the finger in this font will be forever "prisoner" of Vizela. In the basement of the town are born the sulphurous waters that spring from this small fountain.
Capela da Nossa Senhora da Tocha
Pre-Romanesque monument, also known as the Castro, is very remote location and legendary and miraculous belief. It is perched on a hill, where there is a viewpoint with beautiful landscapes.
Casa de Sá
Villa type House, eclectic style, with rectangular plan and chapel inside. Currently, in addition to a private house, is a center of agricultural production. This House has been linked to the most significant moments in the history of Portugal and …
Cista de São Bento
Roman CIST of Vizela, situated in the parish of St. Michael, more precisely in the sanctuary of St. Benedict. During the Bronze age to the iron age saw the ceremonial cremation of the bodies. The ashes that remained stored in …
Igreja de São Miguel / Igreja Paroquial de Caldas de Vizela
Inside this temple there are beautiful carved altarpieces evoking an intervention from the Joanine period. Posterior restoration added the sacrarium medallions, the lateral altars and the niches wrapping.
Obelisco evocativo da Aliança Portugal - Inglaterra
Evocative monument of the Treaty of Tagilde, signed between the Portuguese King d. Fernando and the Duke of Lancaster, on July 10, 1372. This is the world's oldest military alliance that lingers in the world.
Ponte Romana sobre o Rio Vizela
This Roman Bridge was built in granite with three round arches and two breakwaters. The pathway is curve and the guards and the parapet are in polished stone. This bridge is part of the Roman military via Amarante – Braga.
Where to eat in Vizela
O Restaurante Termas Vizela divide-se em duas salas, simples e sóbrias, onde os sabores regionais s…
A well located restaurant, right in the centre of Vizela.It serves good traditional Portuguese dish…
The winery Avelino is a rustic restaurant, very popular in Vizela, known for serving delicious dish…
Fast food, Portuguese, Regional
Simple restaurant with cosy atmosphere and friendly service. Confeciona mostly traditional dishes f…
Where to sleep in Vizela
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