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  • 1 São Gonçalo bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Church of São Gonçalo Monastery

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 3 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 ..

  • 4 São Pedro Church

    Religious buildings

    R. de São Pedro P - 4600 Amarante

    This 18C construction has a Baroque façade decorated with statues of St Peter and St Paul. Notice the nave situated under a stuccoed groined vault decorated with bands of blue and yellow 17C azulejos. The sacristy is covered with a coffered ceiling i..

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