Viana do Castelo Ponte de Lima and Barcelos Tour come with us visit the Minho region in the North of Portugal and the differences that the sea can bring to this beautiful region known also for its green wines
The perfect choice for adventurous spirits that wish to celebrate life day… and night!
Minho in the northwestern part of Portugal, as important cities such Viana do Castelo with historical remains from prehistoric times by nomadic groups of hunters, also inhabited by the Romans until the 16th century later by the Suevos and the Moors.
Viana do Castelo is closely linked to the sea, its economy depends on the shipyards, tourism, commerce and services. Considered by many an alive Museum Ponte de Lima has vestiges of several civilizations that have settled there fa Roman bridge, with fifteen large arches and twelve small arches and much others monuments. In Barcelos we will understand the legend, that a makes this rooster one of the symbols of Portugal.
Viana do Castelo, a flat city where Santa Luzia church is visible from all over the city, this church as inspired by the Basilica of Sacré Cœur in Paris however this appreciation has been greatly contested, since, at the height of the project of Ventura Terra (1899), the Parisian church was still being built and with no visible configuration.
Another curiosity will be the visit to the hospital ship Gil Eanes that for decades treated the fishermen who dared to sail the North Atlantic in search of cod.
Ponte de Lima is a Portuguese historic village in the Northern section of Portugal, older than Portuguese nationality itself. The village was founded in 1125, located on the left bank of the Lima River, right next to the bridge built by the Romans in the first century, during the reign of the Emperor Augustus.
Ponte de Lima prides itself on possessing a valuable historical-cultural heritage, which this portal proposes to promote and disseminate.
To feel the atmosphere of this small town is to feel the authenticity of being Portuguese.
The city of Barcelos is one of the poles of the north of the country with a broader and more rugged culture.
The city has always been the residence of men linked to the regional and state power, which gives it a status of intense cultural dynamics, manifested in the architectural, monumental and artistic richness as well as in the diversity and fame of its traditions, the best known and one of the more well-known Portuguese legends are from Barcelos, the rooster as a symbol of faith and good luck, want to know more? Come on …
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