Vila Nova de Cerveira is a small village next to the Rio Minho which improved its communications with the bridge that links to Spain at the height of the City of Tomino. It's a charming little place and we walked along its cobbled streets that are quiet and romantic.
TAROUCA is a municipality in the north of Portugal, belonging to the district of Viseu. There are 10 parishes and it covers an area of about 100 km2, with a population of 9,000. The head of the municipality and capital also called TAROUCA concello and is where the City Council, is a modern and quiet, which also has all amenities: schools, swimming pools, sports center, library, health center, an auditorium, etc.. The city sits in a valley surrounded by hills-like St Helena, Cristo Rey and Alcácima (where in the 15th century there was a castle) - they are great views, and it is linked by Varosela the river, on which there is a Roman bridge. Part of the path called the Cistercian Vineyards, the landscape is farmland and vineyards, with famous sparkling wine. For heritage of the city center there is the Mother Church of San Pedro, from the 12th century, which combines Romanesque and Gothic styles, and the Pelourinho or Pillory, both declared Property of Public Interest (IPP). It has other shrines and the rions of an ancient fort. Other places to visit in the parishes include: The Monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas, the Monastery of San Juan de TAROUCA, Ucanha bridge, and the Casa do Paço de Dalvares.
First, Póvoa de Varzim is a city for walking. It belonged to Portugal in the tenth century, but it owes its rise and development to fishing and canning. It was, from the beginning, an important fishing port that later became an important tourist resort in northern Portugal (and still is). It can be reached by Metro from Porto (line N3). The main places to visit are: Tourism: Grand Casino, the beaches (Redonda and Salgueira Lagoa beaches), marina. Entertainment (restaurants, terraces, cafes): The Long Passeio Alegre, Avda Dos Banhos (boardwalk) and Esplanade do Carvalhido. Walking: Avda dos Banhos (Promenade) and Avda dos Descobrimentos (which goes to Vila do Conde). Heritage: The eighteenth century Aqueduct (between Terroso and Vila do Conde), the Fort of Our Lady of the Conception, Mother Church, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Lapa Church, Church of Mercy, Church of Our Sra. de los Dolores, Church of Exile, Church of San José de Ribamar. Streets and squares of the historic center: Praça do Almada and surroundings, Praça Marques de Pombal, Rua da Junqueira and their intersections (pedestrian zone, shopping), Avda Mousinho Albuquerque. Picturesque places: District of fishermen, fishing port. Museums/Culture: Municipal Archives, Municipal Library, Museum of Ethnography and History. The surroundings: The parish of San Pedro de Rates (with its magnificent Romanesque church and Pillory), Mount St. Felix (viewpoint, mills and chapel) and the town of Vila do Conde (about 3 km away).