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Valença is located on a hill dominating the left bank of the Minho, opposite the Galician town of Tui, located on the main road which links Santiago de Compostela to Porto. The old district of Valença is a very unusual twinned area, comprising two fortified Vauban style towns, reached by just one bridge which crosses a wide ditch and followed by a long arched passage. There is also a metal bridge, built by Gustave Eiffel in 1884 which the locals are very proud of.

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  • Monte do Faro Recommended Recommended

    P - 4930 Valença do Minho

    The road rises rapidly among the pine trees and the views take on a broad spread. A path leads to the summit (alt.565 m) and from there the panoramic view is very extensive.

  • Fortified town Interesting

    P - 4930 Valença do Minho

    Each powerful square, in the state it was in the 17C is in the shape of an irregular polygon comprising six bastions with advance fortifications in front and two monumental gates, north and south, emblazoned with the Royal coats of arms and of the go..

  • Minho valley

    P - 4930 Valença do Minho

    The Portuguese bank of the River Minho is more interesting to the east of Valença. The river, which appears majestically spread out at the start of the trip, then becomes almost invisible between the steep yet verdant slopes. The paved and winding ro..

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Hotels Valença do Minho

  • Hotel Lara

    Av. Bombeiros Voluntarios P - 4930-645 Valença

    Located in the centre of Valença, Hotel Lara is a great base to explore this historic town. It features modern rooms with balconies, and a breakfast room overlooking a lush garden. Lara’s air-conditioned rooms have wooden furniture and are decorated..

  • Pousada de Valença

    Baluarte Socorro P - 4930-619 Valença

    Scenic views over the River Minho and Spain can be admired from this fortified area of Valença. Surrounded by historic village walls, this peaceful hotel has a panoramic restaurant and a bar. Pousada de Valença offers air-conditioned rooms with cabl..

  • Hotel Padre Cruz Two stars Two stars

    Estrada Nacional 13, número 1253 Localidade: S. Pedro da Torre P - 4930-515 Valença

    Prix Prices from : 25 €

    This hotel features accommodation in Valença do Minho. Hotel Padre Cruz is 1km from the local train station and is 30 km from Vigo, in Spain. The rooms feature a seating area and a flat-screen TV. The units include a private bathroom, a wardrobe and..

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