Vila do Conde (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ du ˈkõdɨ], locally [ˈbilɐ du ˈkoŋdɨ]) is a municipality in the Norte Region of Portugal. The population in 2011 was 79,533, in an area of 149.03 km². The urbanized area of Vila do Conde, which includes the parishes of Vila do Conde, Azurara and Árvore, represent 36,137 inhabitants. Vila do Conde is interlinked to the north with Póvoa de Varzim, forming a single urban agglomeration. The town is on the Portuguese Way of the Camino de Santiago.
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A showcase of the late Gothic Portuguese architecture. It is the sumptuous composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation of the first decades of the 16th century, incorporating maritime elements that was probably introduced by the Portuguese voyagers. This is what it means by the Manueline art. and architecture.
The interior of the church displayed the beautiful ornamentation too.
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My partner and I waited over an hour for the scheduled free shuttle to appear at our hotel. We were furious that there was no apology , especially since we booked the shuttle a day earlier.
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Occupying a prominent hilltop position along the Rio Ave, the convent/mosterio is likely the first major building you will see upon entering Vila do Conde. The monastery dates back to 1777 and possesses an impressive Gothic/neoclassical architectural style. High walls surround much of the building as well as the impressive Santa Clara Aqueduct (Portugal's second largest). I did not enter the convent (I'm unsure if one is really allowed to enter), but the exterior and the grounds are worth viewing. From its hilltop position sizeable Terrace there are commanding views overlooking Vila do Conde.
4.5 based on 54 reviews
Situated to the south of the 'fort' and right on the estuary, this chapel provides rather a surprise. The exterior is very plain but step inside and you are immediately taken aback at the decoration which is quite over the top..... The place is very peaceful and it's worth sitting and praying in this quiet spot with only the sound of the sea for company.
4.5 based on 39 reviews
A modern design with its meaningful message of its architectural form in relation to their passion and way of life of the villagers.
Well appreciated and admired church in a form of an arch. a unique yet significant shape to the village people.a beautiful tourist attraction
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This monument is on a long sidewalk along the beach, many of the locals and tourists enjoy a stroll with their families in the evening, although during the summer season this is the perfect location for all ages, restaurants, bars, ice cream stations and a fantastic beach.
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My Mum makes lace and when meeting up with the opportunity to see how lace is produced in Portugal via a guide book mention, it ws straight into the 'to do' list.
There is a short AV on the history of lace making, local area and the GWR item.
The impressive display of different articles is complemented by a bi-lingual (trip-lingual at times), who could ask questions of the demonstration ladies.
Take time to linger, there is the Guiness World record lace piece, wedding dresses and the intricate minor pieces displayed in the perspex case, in glass cabinets, or on the buttons,
Recommend that you visit not between 12:00 and 14:00 hours as this is their lunch hour, open but with no demonstrations.
Note: we spent over two hours here - but only due to the involvement of Mum in the handicraft lace making in UK
4 based on 41 reviews
The museum is free to enter, but is small, but interesting.
The good part is the Nau "the ship" , but you pay a small fee.
Is very interesting to see the interior, the size and how we discover half world.
go check it out, you will love it.
5 based on 12 reviews
O ambiente exterior deste belo edifício (antiga biblioteca municipal) é fantástico. Agora com o gafanhoto ainda se tornou mais convidativo, visto que tenho crianças pequenas.
Por dentro só visitei uma vez para ver uma exposição da história de algumas empresas do Concelho de Vila do Conde (na altura gostei bastante).
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