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  • 1 Church of the Misericord Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Praça Caetano Ferreira P - 5400-136 Chaves

    The façade of this small 17C Baroque building is embellished with balconies and wreathed columns. The inside, covered with azulejos depicting scenes from the Bible and scenes of Jesus' life, attributed to Oliveira Bernardes, contains a large retable ..

  • 2 Roman Bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    L.go da Madalena P - 5400 Chaves

    Despite having lost its stone sides and some of its arches, this bridge adds charm to this area. The military posts which frame it on the south side still have Roman inscriptions on them. For a complete view of the bridgework make your way to the lov..

  • 3 Praça Camões

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça de Camões P - 5400 Chaves

    This elegant square, situated in the centre of the old town of Chaves is bordered by several historic monuments. Notice the statue of the duke of Bragança, Dom Afonso I.

  • 4 Museu da Região Flaviense

    Museums and art

    Praça de Camões P - 5400 Chaves

    This museum set up in a lovely 17C building houses archaeological and ethnographic collections. It includes a room of prehistoric lapidary objects containing Roman items (sculptures, military posts) and the star attraction - a megalithic human lookin..

  • 5 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça de Camões P - 5400 Chaves

    Situated in the Praça de Camões, this town hall has a noble façade from the classical period.

  • 6 Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    Praça de Camões P - 5400 Chaves

    Some parts of the church are Romanesque, but the portal with pilasters testifies to its reconstruction in the Renaissance. Notice on one of the walls of the polygonal apse an alcove accommodating one of Portugal's oldest statues. On the other side of..

  • 7 Keep

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    L.go da Câmara Municipal de Chaves P - 5400 Chaves

    This robust, square tower with crenellations and corner bartizans is a relic of a lost fortified castle. It was built by King Dinis and once belonged to the first duke of Bragança, the bastard son of King João I. Today, a Museu Militar occupies four ..

  • 8 Museu militar

    Museums and art

    L.go da Câmara Municipal de Chaves P - 5400 Chaves

    This museum occupies four floors of the keep. The first two are home to ancient weapons and armour, the third is dedicated to the 1914-1918 war (machine guns, uniforms), the forth to colonial wars (Portuguese and indigenous). From the platform at the..

  • 9 Caldas Chaves

    Nature and gardens

    Rúa Doutor João Morãis P - 5400 Chaves

    These hot water springs (73°) were a holiday spot for the Romans who named the town Aquae Flaviae. The alkaline, carbonated and superbly hydrotherapeutic waters are used to treat digestive diseases, rheumatism and high blood pressure. The modern spa ..

  • 10 Termas Vidago

    Towns and villages

    Vidago P - 5400 Chaves

    This is a completely renovated spa resort situated in a beautiful tree-filled park, 11 km from Chaves. Opposite the entrance, the Palace-hotel's pink Art Deco façade is quite majestic and evokes the early 20th Century, and the refined atmosphere of t..

  • 11 Termas Pedras Salgadas

    Towns and villages

    Pedras Salgadas P - 5400 Chaves

    The spas are located in a magnificent 40 ha park. This resort was founded in 1904 and its signs of age, progressively repaired, give a nostalgic atmosphere. There are beautiful fountains, bathhouses and an early 20th century casino. The carbonated wa..

  • 12 Termas / Caldas Santas Carvalhelhos

    Towns and villages

    Carvalhelhos P - 5400 Chaves

    Situated 30 km from Chaves, this spa resort occupies a pleasant park crossed by streams and surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Serra do Barroso. The carbonated, sodium-rich spa water, famous throughout Portugal and bottled on site, is renow..

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