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  • 1 Convent of Santa Clara Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 Museu-escola das Rendas de Biltros

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    R. São Bento 70 P - 4480 Vila do Conde

    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..

  • 3 Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 4 Pillory

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 5 Azurara

    Towns and villages

    Av. Mouzinho de Albuquerque P - 4480 Vila do Conde

    This village has a fortified Manueline church from the 16C crowned with crenellations and, opposite, a pretty Manueline cross.

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