Things to see and do - Ponte de Lima
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This small town, situated between Viana do Castelo and the national park of Peneda-Gerês, is steeped in history. The Romans built a large bridge there on the highway from Braga to Astorga. Later, in the early 12C, Queen Tereja lived there, and gave Ponte de Lima communal freedoms. Its streets are bordered by Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque and Neo-Classical buildings, and the surrounding area has an abundance of manor houses..
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R. Conde da Barca P - 4990 Ponte de Lima
This bridge, which gave the town its name, has 16 semi circular arches alternating with ornamented piles with cutwaters,. It is 277m long and 4m wide. It was built by the Romans then rebuilt and given crenellations and defensive towers in the 14C by ..
L.go A. Feijo P - 4990 Ponte de Lima
The facade of the palace, pierced by Manueline windows, dates from 1464.
R. Cardeal Saraiva P - 4990 Ponte de Lima
Rebuilt in the 18C, this church still has an attractive Romanesque doorway. Under a square framed wooden ceiling are many statues from various eras and, in the lateral chapels, two Baroque retables.