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Portugal, Amarante, rivière Tamega et monastère de Sao Gonçalo
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On the slope of a hill on the side of the Tâmega, Amarante is a charming and picturesque village whose old houses have wooden balconies and wrought iron grilles. Well-known for its pastries (lérias, foguetes, papos anjo) and its vinho verde, the town is enlivened each year on the first Saturday in June at the Festival of its patron saint, St Gonzalve, who has the reputation of promoting marriages and fertility.

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  • São Gonçalo bridge

    Praça da Republica P - 4600 Amarante

    The granite bridge was built over the Tâmega river in the late 18C. A marble plaque on one of the obelisks guarding the bridge entrance on the left bank recalls the victorious resistance, on the 2nd May 1809, of General Silveirea, the future count of..

  • Church of São Gonçalo Monastery

    Praça da Republica P - 4600 Amarante

    This Church, built in 1540 has a side portal with three levels of small Italian Renaissance columns and is crowned by a Baroque pediment. Near the portal, you will notice the statues of the four Kings who reigned during the period of the church's con..

  • Town Hall

    Pl. du Marché P - 4600 Amarante

    This town-hall is set up in the old convent buildings (right of the church, in the market square). On the first floor, a small museum exhibits archaeological vestiges, sculptures and modern paintings by Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, a cubist painter born ..

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