A good starting point for Lagos, one of the most tourist cities of the Algarve, is the tourist information office which is situated in the historic heart and pedestrian area of the city. It is situated on the ground floor of the Town Hall in the Plaza Gil Eannes. Here we got a map of the city, and we were informed abou the more important places to visit (they could speak Spanish.)
Tourist Information in Viana do Castelo Municipality
The tourist information office in Viana municipality is adjacent to the Monument of April 25, waterfront and ferry station. Besides giving information about tourist attractions and its hours, it intends to be a visitor reception center and promotion of local events, in which there is a small showroom and a shop selling crafts and clothes. From here there are tours to different places around city. Here you can rent bikes with capacity of two to four people to enjoy and explore all the historic center as a pedestrian. Hours: Daily from 10-19pm. During July and August until 22h. In Viana there is another tourist office regional and district, inside the Hospital Velho, in the heart of the historic center.
The tourist information office is almost next to the Forte São Francisco, the entrance to the pedestrian old town, although it's not great to be in a small building under the Jardim do Bacalhau. It's a small office where you can get a street map of the city center and learn about the most interesting places to visit. Open Monday-Saturday 10-13 and 15-17:30.
The tourist information office of Miranda is in a small building in gardens, next to the roundabout which creates the boundary between the city and the historical district. Here you can collect information about the tourist attractions of the city and surroundings and a street map. Hours: Monday to Saturday 9-12.30 and 14-17.30.
In the city of Guimarães are 2 tourist information offices: one in S. Alameda de S. Damaso, on the corner of Plaza Largo Valentín Moa Sa, and one near Praça de Santiago, in the historic center. They have information on interesting places to visit, hours of museums and monuments and city street maps. In addition, the tourist office is in an old stone house that houses a painting exhibition of contemporary art.
Apart from the tourist office in Alameda, there are others in the historical center of Guimarães, near Praça de Santiago. Here they provide a street map of the city and information about the city's tourist attractions and visiting hours.
The Office of Information and Tourism of Vila Real is within walking distance of the Cathedral on Avenida Carvalho Araújo. It's on the ground floor of the famous Casa del Arco, former residence of the Marquis of Vila Real. There are all kinds of information for tourists visiting the town, surrounding attractions as well as their schedules.
Ucanha's tourist information office is located on the street that leads directly to the fortified bridge. It looks like a small wooden hut. They provide information about the Route of the Cistercian Vineyards, which includes the towns of Salzedas, Lamego, Taraouca, San Juan de Taraouca and Dalvares, as well as the places to visit in each one.
The Tourist Office is in the center of Portugal in the town of Curía close to Coimbra (23 km). In this office you can get brochures of the heart of Portugal and the areas you should not miss such as Buçaco, Luso, Coimbra .. This area is synonymous with wine and great food, In fact there are a variety of restaurants as well as other culinary delights offered in this dish accompanied by sparkling wine (much like cava). Besides enjoying the spa and gastronomy do not miss the visit to "Mata do Buçaco" a large forest with trees and rarest and of course Buçaco Palace, now converted into a five star hotel, with beautifully maintained gardens . The tourism website informs you about special offers, nature, trips, festivals, heritage, food and accommodation.
The Póvoa de Varzim tourist office is in Marques de Pombal Square, next to the gas station. It's a little cottage where you can gather information about the places to visit in the city and its surrounding areas. Don't miss Vila do Conde and Rates. It can also provide you with a tourist guide. In the office there is also a small exhibition about the city's traditions, like the popular "Poveira camisole". It is open weekdays from 9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 19:00; and holidays from 9:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00 h.
Although previously situated inside the Torre da Porta Nova, the tourist office of Barcelos is currently facing the rear facade of the tower, in a building situated in Largo Dr. Jose Novais. It is a starting place to begin the tour of the city, as in the surrounding area there are the main tourist and historical points of interest. However, in different parts of the city's one can find tourist maps and location, and in front of each monument or landmark building there are explanatory plaques for visitors to read.
The Information and Tourism Office in Bracanca is found at the entrance of the old part of town, on Cidade de Zamora Avenue. You can't see it very well, so you have to keep in mind there's a gas station that will be ext to it. There will be a little tourist alley and all types of information about places to visit (also places to visit outside of the area).
The operating hours are:
Saturdays from 10-12:30 pm
Monday through Friday from 9-12:30 pm and 2-5 pm
Tourist Information in Viana do Castelo Municipality
The Parque Natural do Alvão has 2 Interpretation Centers, one in Vila Real, and another in Mondim de Basto. The Vila Real center is just behind City Hall, near the Museum of the Old Village and São Dinis Cemetery. It's formed by two adjoining buildings, in which, besides collecting information about the park (map, access, hiking trails, etc.), there's an exhibition about the flora and fauna as well as a specialized library and a small auditorium. This centre also organizes environmental activities for groups and schools.