Things to see and do - Vila do Conde
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Situated at the mouth of the river Ave, Villa do Condo, the birthplace of the poet Régio, is a seaside town, an active port and an industrial centre . As the saying goes "here, where there are nets, there is lace" and Vila do Condo is equally renowned for its bobbin-lace and its festivals. The festival of Saint John is an occasion for spectacular processions including that of the mordormas, who put on magnificent jewellery, and that of the rendilheras (lacemakers) who dress in regional attire.
Tourist attractions Vila do Conde : Things to see and do
L.go Don Alfonso Fonsaïs P - 4480 Vila do Conde
Convento de Santa Clara's monumental bulk rises up above the Ave. Behind the 18C façade the convent buildings date from the 14C. The church is of the fortress type and was founded in 1318. It has retained its Gothic style and inside are the Renaissan..
Rúa 5 de Outubro P - 4480 Vila do Conde
Opposite the parish church, this pillory is in the Renaissance style but remodelled in the 18C. It has an arm of justice brandishing a sword.
P - 4480 Vila do Conde
This fortified Manueline style church was built in the 16C by some French artists from Biscay. The tower on the left of the facade dates from the end of the 17C and the interior has several altars and a throne chair in gilded wood from the 17C and 18..