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  • 1 Medieval bridge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. Conde da Barca

    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 ..

  • 2 Main Largo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    The main square in front of the bridge is decorated with an 18C fountain with an armillary sphere. Several terrace cafés make a pleasant stop.

  • 3 Paço do Marquês de Ponte de Lima

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    L.go A. Feijo

    The facade of the palace, pierced by Manueline windows, dates from 1464.

  • 4 Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    R. Cardeal Saraiva

    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.

  • 5 Igreja-museu dos Terceiros

    Religious buildings

    Av. 5 de Outubro

    This collection of buildings includes the two churches of Santo Antonio dos Frades and of the Third Order of St Francis as well as convent buildings. Notice the Hispano-Arabic azulejos from the 16C and the church of the Tertiairies decorated with a r..

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