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Viana do Castelo + Ponte de Lima + Barcelos Full Day Private Tour

Discover fields and vineyards painted with an intense green, lush river valleys, sparkling beaches and a heritage older than the country itself. It’s a perfect choice for adventurous spirits that wish to celebrate life day… and night!


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Exit from your hotel/apartment towards Viana does Castelo, visiting the elegant Praça da República, a lovely square of Renaissance buildings includes the Chafariz fountain at its center and the striking Misericórdia alms-house and church dates from 1589. The old town hall is another fine Renaissance building in the square. The excellent Costume Museum (Museu do Traje) hosting a collection of traditional costumes produced and worn by women in the rural villages of the area. The nearby Igreja Matriz or Se is the town’s parish church and cathedral and dates from the 15th century. The Museu de Arte Decorativas (formerly the City Museum) is located in an 18th-century palace and houses a collection of Viana ceramics, azulejos(tiles) and both religious and secular paintings. The Castelo de Santiago da Barra at the mouth of the river was built by the Spanish king Filipe II to protect the port from pirates.

After this amazing route, we will stop in Ponte de Lima for sightseeing and lunch in a typical Portuguese food restaurant.

Ponte de Lima is one of the most characterful and charming towns of northern Portugal, if not the whole of the country. The town sits on the southern banks of the slow-flowing Lima River, and this location has been the main river crossing since the Romans constructed a bridge in 1AD being one of the oldest towns of Portugal, and this extensive history is reflected in the delightful assortment of ancient houses, pretty plazas, and grand religious buildings, found throughout the town. Adding to this captivating mix of historical sights, are a series of pretty flower gardens, interesting museums and stunning natural scenery, which all together creates a wonderful destination.

Next and final stop, Barcelos, with the most famous symbol of Portugal, the colorful ceramic cockerel has its origins where, according to local legend, it is reputed to have saved the life of a traveler wrongly accused of theft by crowing his innocence. The full story is told on a 15th-century cross found in ruins of the Palace of the Dukes of Braganca, destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. Pottery, be it of cockerels or household ware, continues to be the craft of note in this medieval walled market town, which lies on a plateau above the river Cavado, surrounded by beautiful green hills.

 


Details:

Languages Available: English and Spanish | French on request!

Duration: 8 Hours

Departure Time: 09h00am or 10h00am

Departure Place: Your Accommodation

Arrival Time: 18h00pm or 19h00pm

Arrival Place: Your Accommodation or other

Conditions:

Included

The driver will be also your tour guide

Wifi inside the vehicle

Bottle of Mineral Water

Luxury Fleet

Excluded

Meals

Entrances in Monuments

 



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