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  • 1 Museu regional da Terra de Miranda Interesting

    Museums and art

    Praça D. João III

    Located in the historic centre of the town, this ethnographic museum is in the old town hall building from the 17C. It has a varied collection of weaving looms, archaeological objects, old toys, regional costumes, coins, ceramics and ritual costumes ..

  • 2 Miranda do Douro dam Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N221

    This is the first of the five dams (Miranda, Picote, Bemposta, Aldeadavila, Saucelle) built along the international course of the Douro. Built in a rocky gorge it is of the buttress type 80m high and 263m long along the top.

  • 3 Picote dam Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N221

    Having crossed Picote, a village created for the people affected by the construction of the dam, you take a road to the right leading to a belvedere. The dam, leaning on the granite sides of the Douro is 100m high and 139m at the top and is of the va..

  • 4 Miranda do Douro Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Largo da Sé

    This cathedral from the 16C has a series of retables in gilded wood. In the right arm of the transept, you will notice in a showcase an amusing statuette of the baby Jesus with a top hat. It is the most worshipped object by the inhabitants of Miranda..

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