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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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Tourist attractions Valença do Minho : Things to see and do

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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 Val Flores One star

    Avenida Bombeiros Voluntarios De Valença P - 4930-593 Valença

    Prix Prices from : 25 €

    Hotel Val Flores is located in the centre of the historical castle town of Valença, overlooking the Valença Fortress. It offers a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi. The rooms are classically decorated in warm colours. Each comes with a TV, a telepho..

  • Hotel Valenca do Minho Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Avenida Miguel Dantas P - 4930-678 Valença

    Prix Prices from : 26 €

    The Valença do Minho is located in the medieval village of Valença. It offers air-conditioned rooms with private facilities and cable TV. There is an outdoor pool, tennis court and solarium. Each elevator-accessible room is air-conditioned and inclu..

  • 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..

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