Things to see and do - Vila do Conde
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L.go Don Alfonso Fonsaïs
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..
Industrial tourism and theme park
R. São Bento 70
The manufacture of bobbin-lace has been undertaken at Vila do Conde since the 16C. The Lace museum was created to revitalise it. This manual activity requires great dexterity from the lace makers. The museum traces the various aspects of this busines..
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..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
Rúa 5 de Outubro
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.
Towns and villages
Av. Mouzinho de Albuquerque
This village has a fortified Manueline church from the 16C crowned with crenellations and, opposite, a pretty Manueline cross.