4 based on 61 reviews
The Casa de Penedo (literally 'rock house') is quite extraordinary, a tiny but lived-in house built between large boulders, with the boulders forming part of the structure. It is located close to the top of a treeless hill in a particularly windswept and cold-looking spot, its nearest neighbours being a row of giant wind turbines. The house is privately owned and surrounded by barbed-wire fences, so you need to admire from a distance. The place is very elevated, so the views of the district are superb. Note that the house is also very difficult to find as there is just no signposting.
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Saint Mary of Pombeiro was one of the most important Benedictine monasteries in the Entre-Douro-e-Minho region. Founded by D. Gomes Echiegues and his wife Gontroda in 1102, its origins lie in an ancient monastic community. Despite the extensive work it was submitted to in the 17th and 18th centuries, the original plan, the apse chapels and the main portal of this medieval building were preserved. The main portal's capitals are a remarkable example of Portuguese Romanesque sculpture. This Monastery is part of the Route of the Romanesque.
A surprise awaits the tourist who comes to visit this monastery. There is a 'guard' who will show you round and point out the more interesting features of this medieval building.
We particularly liked the organ and the bellows system to enable it to make a sound.
The entrance fee is very low and certainly worthwhile. We left a small tip for the guard which was most appreciated. The guard who was there the day we visited spoke Portuguese, Spanish, French and some English. There is an illustrated short guide available to buy at reasonable cost. There is, however, nowhere to get a bite to eat but the nearby village has a cafe.
4 based on 34 reviews
This is a good place to rest and go swim. Located in a beautiful natural surroundings, during summer is possible to do canoeing, canyoning, walking trails, etc.
4.5 based on 682 reviews
This is a square for people watching and to chill for a meal or simply to have a drink. There is a square tower and an arch which makes it pretty and special.
5 based on 11 reviews
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Located just outside the walled old city lies this massive church and adjoining convent. The interior is quite ornate and is covered in blue and white tiles and a gold gilded altar. The interior ceiling is a massive stone/concrete arch, also highly stylized. The exterior of the convent is also covered in blue and white tiles. Combine a visit to this church with the neighboring Zona de Couros (Leather Area).
3.5 based on 59 reviews
Located on a the hill in Fafe, you get an excellent view from the parc. There are multiple slides, but all of them for the younger children (<14). Older people miss the thrill on the slides. Watch out for the photos that are being taken. These are made during your visit and sometimes they walk around with animals, which you can take a photo with. The photos will cost you the grand prize. Overall a nice parc, with some more potential. Worth a visit!
4.5 based on 407 reviews
We took the cable car up to the Serra Penha and really enjoyed the ride. The Santuario stands majestically at the top and the views over the town are spectacular. I had also been looking forward to a quiet and leisurely walk in the park after a day exploring Guimaraes. However, I had not realised that people from miles around would drive up to the Parque to Penha and there were cars everywhere - the traffic free historic centre of Guimaraes was more fun to walk around than the Parque!!!!!! We found some quite interesting places with boulders covered in moss and there were a number of cafes but overall I was far from impressed by the parque and was happy to enjoy the cable car ride down again after less than an hour.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
La Igreja de São Romão de Arões è una piccola chiesa romanica del Duecento. Costruita in pietra è semplice ma graziosa come le chiese di quel periodo. All’interno c’è un bell’arco trionfale verso l’altare. Bello anche l’ambiente circostante verdeggiante.
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